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An infusion pump system includes a removable in vivo glucose sensor for monitoring glucose concentration level in a patient, and for signaling an infusion pump to deliver a selected medication such as insulin to a patient. The glucose sensor comprises a sensor cable for placement through a catheter to position a distal sensor tip at a selected in vivo sensor site. A proximal end of the sensor cable seats within a connector fitting mounted on the catheter at a convenient and accessible subcutaneous position. The connector fitting couples the sensor cable to an implanted control unit which signals the infusion pump to deliver the patient medication. In a preferred system, the infusion pump is also implanted and receives control signals via a direct or telemetric connection. The sensor cable is easily accessed at the connector fitting for periodic sensor removal and replacement, without requiring removal or replacement of other system components.

Title
Closed loop infusion pump system with removable glucose sensor
Application Number
8/231800
Publication Number
5569186
Application Date
April 25, 1994
Publication Date
October 29, 1996
Inventor
Fredric C Coleman
Granada Hills
CA, US
Peter C Lord
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Agent
Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry
Assignee
Minimed
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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