20020168290-A1 is referenced by 2 patents.

Devices, systems and methods are provided for piercing the skin, accessing and collecting physiological sample therein, and measuring a characteristic, e.g., an analyte concentration, of the sampled physiological sample. The subject devices are in the form of a test strip which include a biosensor and at least one skin-piercing element which is a planar extension of a portion of the biosensor. At least one fluid pathway resides within a portion of the biosensor and within the skin-piercing element. The skin-piercing element has a space-defining configuration therein which acts as a sample fluid pooling area upon penetration into the skin. Systems are provided which include one or more test strip devices and a meter for making analyte concentration measurements. Methods for using the devices and systems are also provided.

Title
Physiological sample collection devices and methods of using the same
Application Number
10/143399
Publication Number
20020168290
Application Date
May 9, 2002
Publication Date
November 14, 2002
Inventor
Ernest Kiser
Los Altos
CA, US
Maria Teodorczyk
San Jose
CA, US
Koon Wah Leong
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Lorin Olson
Scotts Valley
CA, US
Devin V McAllister
San Jose
CA, US
Vadim V Yuzhakov
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Bozicevic Field & Francis
CA, US
IPC
G01N 31/22
A61B 05/00
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