Analyte sensor inserter system

  • US 8,313,434 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2007
  • Issued: 11/20/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sensor system for inserting an analyte sensor in a host is provided, the system comprising:

  • a sensor adapted for transcutaneous insertion into a host'"'"'s skin;

    a housing adapted for placement adjacent to the host'"'"'s skin;

    an applicator configured to insert the sensor through the housing and into the skin of the host; and

    an electronics unit configured to releasably mate with the housing, wherein the applicator is configured to releasably mate with the housing, and wherein the applicator is configured to automatically release from the housing responsive to an operable connection of the sensor with the electronics unit.

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