Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 8,475,373 B2
  • Filed: 07/17/2008
  • Issued: 07/02/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A transcutaneous system for measuring an analyte concentration in a host, the system comprising:

  • a sensor adapted for transcutaneous placement through a skin of a host;

    a housing adapted for placement adjacent to the skin of the host, wherein the housing comprises at least one electrical contact therein for providing an electrical connection between the sensor and sensor electronics; and

    an applicator configured for inserting the sensor through the housing and into the skin of the host, wherein the applicator comprises at least one needle adapted for inserting the sensor into the host, wherein insertion of the needle or retraction of the needle disposes the sensor adjacent to the electrical contact or within the electrical contact.

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