Analyte sensor retention mechanism and methods of use

  • US 9,521,968 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2005
  • Issued: 12/20/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A biosensor insertion kit, comprising:

  • a sensor body having a first section and a second section, the second section having a planar surface, a bottom edge and opposing side edges, the first section extending distally from the bottom edge of the second section and configured for transcutaneous placement in fluid contact with an analyte of a user for a predetermined time period, the second section including a retention segment extending transversely from the planar surface and proximate a side edge of the second section and formed by at least a portion of the second section of the sensor body, the second section configured for positioning above a skin layer so as not to contact the analyte when the first section is in contact with the analyte; and

    an introducer having a sensor guide channel, the introducer configured to frictionally engage with the retention segment of the sensor body during insertion of the first section of the sensor body, wherein the retention segment of the sensor body is located along the side edge in the sensor guide channel prior to transcutaneous placement of the first section of the sensor.

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