Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 8,280,475 B2
  • Filed: 02/23/2009
  • Issued: 10/02/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for inserting an analyte sensor in a host, comprising:

  • providing an assembly for inserting the analyte sensor into the host, wherein the assembly comprises an applicator releasably connected with a housing, wherein the housing is configured to be placed adjacent to the host'"'"'s skin, and wherein the assembly further comprises the analyte sensor, wherein the analyte sensor is configured to be inserted into a host responsive to activation of a trigger;

    affixing an adhesive pad located on an underside of the housing to the host;

    inserting the sensor into the host while the housing is affixed to the host; and

    automatically releasing the applicator from the housing after sensor insertion.

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