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A system for infusing medicine into the body of a patient includes an implantable infusion apparatus containing a dosing unit with a reservoir for the medicine and a medicine delivery pump for pumping doses of the medicine from the reservoir into the patient. The infusion apparatus also includes a sensor for sensing a parameter of the patient for controlling the dosing of medicine according to the sensed parameter. The dosing unit and the sensor are galvanically separable and are each provided with separate telemetry communication units for communication with an external programmer/controller. The external programmer/controller includes telemetry communication units for selectable communication with the dosing unit or the sensor or both simultaneously. The telemetry communication units of the external programmer/controller, the dosing unit and the sensor are constructed for bi-directional communication between the external controller and each one of the dosing unit and the sensor.

Title
System for infusion of medicine into the body of a patient
Application Number
8/400953
Publication Number
5558640
Application Date
March 8, 1995
Publication Date
September 24, 1996
Inventor
Goesta Sjoeholm
Ekeroe
SE
Walter Preidel
Erlangen
DE
Konrad Mund
Uttenreuth
DE
Manfred Pfeiler
Erlangen
DE
Agent
Hill Steadman & Simpson
Assignee
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
DE
IPC
A61N 1/18
A61K 9/22
A61M 31/00
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