Medical device insertion

  • US 8,545,403 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2006
  • Issued: 10/01/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of inserting an analyte sensor, comprising:

  • positioning a portion of an analyte sensor including a sensing layer removably nested within a sensor introducer at a first predetermined depth below a skin surface of a patient at a first selected velocity; and

    positioning the portion of the analyte sensor without the sensor introducer at a second predetermined depth at a second selected velocity,wherein the second predetermined depth is greater than the first predetermined depth; and

    wherein the cross-sectional area of the incision at the first predetermined depth made by the sensor introducer with the nested analyte sensor is greater than the cross-sectional area of the incision made by the analyte sensor without the sensor introducer at the second predetermined depth.

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