Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices

  • US 9,186,098 B2
  • Filed: 03/24/2011
  • Issued: 11/17/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/24/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a handle coupled to and at least partially surrounding the housing;

    a medical device including a sensor moveably and releasably held within the housing, the medical device moveable between a retracted position and a distal position; and

    a sharp releasably coupled to the medical device and supporting the sensor;

    wherein a force applied to the handle moves the housing into the handle and the medical device from the retracted position to the distal position;

    wherein the sensor comprises a plurality of electrodes including a working electrode, wherein the working electrode comprises an analyte-responsive enzyme and a mediator, wherein at least one of the analyte-responsive enzyme and the mediator is chemically bonded to a polymer disposed on the working electrode, and wherein at least one of the analyte-responsive enzyme and the mediator is crosslinked with the polymer.

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