Tissue penetration device

  • US 9,314,194 B2
  • Filed: 01/11/2007
  • Issued: 04/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site, the system comprising:

  • a drive force generator;

    a plurality of penetrating members at least partially housed in a penetrating member housing, the penetrating member housing having a plurality of openings with each of the plurality of openings associated with one of the plurality of penetrating members, each of the plurality of penetrating members being configured to be coupled to the drive force generator and be launched along a launch path through an opening in the penetrating member housing; and

    a plurality of analyte sensors housed in an analyte sensor housing, each of an analyte sensor being associated with one of the plurality of penetrating members, the analyte sensor housing and the penetrating member housing being coupled to provide that each of the plurality of analyte sensors is aligned to and positioned out of the launch path of one of the plurality of penetrating members,one or more seals that seal the plurality of penetrating members in the penetrating member housing and the plurality of analyte sensors in the analyte sensor housing separately to keep each of the plurality of penetrating members sterile and each of the plurality of analyte sensors dry wherein the seals are removable for launch of one of the penetrating members and for use of one of the analyte sensors.

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