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The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for increasing oxygen generation in electrochemical sensors in order to overcome the oxygen limitations. The preferred embodiments employ electrode systems with at least two electrodes in relatively close proximity to each other; wherein at least one electrode is configured to generate oxygen and at least one other electrode is configured to sense an analyte or a product of a reaction indicative of the concentration of analyte. The oxygen generated by the oxygen-generating electrode is available to the catalyst within a membrane system and/or the counter electrode, thereby enabling the electrochemical sensors of the preferred embodiments to function even during ischemic conditions.

Title
Electrochemical sensors including electrode systems with increased oxygen generation
Application Number
10/897377
Publication Number
7108778 (B2)
Application Date
July 21, 2004
Publication Date
September 19, 2006
Inventor
Victoria Carr Brendel
Pleasanton
CA, US
Mark A Tapsak
Orangeville
PA, US
Paul Goode
Murrieta
CA, US
Peter C Simpson
Del Mar
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
DexCom
CA, US
IPC
G01N 27/327
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