Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 8,452,368 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2009
  • Issued: 05/28/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for inserting a transcutaneous analyte sensor in a host, the method comprising:

  • providing an assembly for inserting the transcutaneous analyte sensor into a 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 transcutaneous analyte sensor configured to be inserted into the hostinserting the transcutaneous analyte sensor into the host; and

    connecting an electronics unit with the housing, wherein the applicator is capable of being released from the housing simultaneously with or subsequent to the connection of the electronics unit with the housing, wherein connecting the electronics unit with the housing comprises sliding the electronics unit into the housing.

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