1593958-A2 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 6 patents.

An improved disposable glucose test strip for use in a test meter of the type which receives a disposable test strip and a sample of blood from a patient and performs an electrochemical analysis is made using a non-conductive integrated reagent/blood separation layer containing a filler, an enzyme effective to oxidize glucose, e.g., glucose oxidase, and a mediator effective to transfer electrons from the enzyme. The integrated layer formulation is printed over a conductive carbon element to form a working electrode. The filler, for example a silica filler, is selected to have a balance of hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity such that one drying it forms a two-dimensional network on the surface of the conductive element. The response of this test strip is essentially temperature independent over relevant temperature ranges and is substantially insensitive to the hematocrit of the patient.

Title
Disposable test strips with integrated reagent/blood seperation layer
Application Number
EP20050015727 20000111
Publication Number
1593958 (A2)
Application Date
January 11, 2000
Publication Date
November 9, 2005
Inventor
Alvarez Icaza Manuel
GB
Hall Geoff
GB
Plotkin Elliot V
GB
Scott David
GB
Mcaleer Jerome F
GB
Assignee
Diabetes Diagnostics
US
IPC
G01N 27/30
C12Q 01/00
G01N 27/26
G01N 27/30
G01N 27/26
C12Q 01/00
G01N 27/30
G01N 27/26
C12Q 01/00
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