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An insertion set is provided for transcutaneous placement of a sensor such as a glucose sensor at a selected site within the body of a patient. The insertion set comprises a slotted insertion needle extending through a mounting base adapted for mounting onto the patient's skin. A flexible thin film sensor includes a proximal segment carried by the mounting base and defining conductive contacts adapted for electrical connection to a suitable monitor, and a distal segment protruding from the mounting base with sensor electrodes for transcutaneous placement. The proximal and distal segments of the sensor are linearly offset or misaligned, with the distal segment fitted within the insertion needle for transcutaneous sensor placement with the needle as the mounting base is pressed onto the patient's skin. The insertion needle can then be withdrawn to leave the sensor distal segment at the selected insertion position with the sensor electrodes in contact with patient blood or other extracellular fluid.

Title
Transcutaneous sensor insertion set
Application Number
8/213101
Publication Number
5390671
Application Date
March 15, 1994
Publication Date
February 21, 1995
Inventor
Nannette M Schnabel
Valencia
CA, US
Paul S Cheney II
Beverly Hills
CA, US
John J Mastrototaro
Los Angeles
CA, US
William P Van Antwerp
Brentwood
CA, US
Peter C Lord
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Agent
Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry
Assignee
MiniMed
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
A61B 5/05
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