07226461 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 1101 patents.

A device for use with a gripper is provided. A cartridge is provided that defines a plurality of cavities. A plurality of penetrating members are at least partially contained in the cavities of the cartridge. The penetrating members are slidably movable to extend outward from the cartridge to penetrate tissue. Each cavity has a longitudinal opening that provides access to an elongate portion of the penetrating member. A sterility barrier is coupled to the cartridge. The sterility barrier covers a plurality of the longitudinal openings. The sterility barrier is configured to be moved so that the elongate portion is accessed by the gripper without touching the barrier.

Title
Method and apparatus for a multi-use body fluid sampling device with sterility barrier release
Application Number
10/323623
Publication Number
7226461 (B2)
Application Date
December 18, 2002
Publication Date
June 5, 2007
Inventor
Michael Beadman
Cambridge
GB
Matt Schumann
Cambridge
GB
Michael Cane
Cambridge
GB
Don Alden
Palo Alto
CA, US
Michael Wittig
Santa Clara
CA, US
Dirk Boecker
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Heller Ehrman
Paul Davis
Assignee
Pelikan Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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