Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 9,078,626 B2
  • Filed: 03/31/2011
  • Issued: 07/14/2015
  • 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 mounting unit configured for placement and adherence to a skin of a host prior to sensor use, wherein the mounting unit is configured to receive an electronics unit, wherein the mounting unit comprises a hinge that allows the mounting unit to pivot between a first position configured for sensor insertion and a second position configured for sensor use; and

    an analyte sensor configured for transcutaneous placement through a skin of a host, wherein the sensor is configured to extend from the mounting unit into the host.

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