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A tissue penetrating system includes a plurality of cartridges each with a distal port and a proximal port. A plurality of penetrating members are provided, each coupled to a cartridge and having a sharpened distal tip and a shaft portion slidably disposed within the cartridge. A seal is formed by a fracturable material between the penetrating member and the cartridge. The seal is positioned at one or both of a distal port or a proximal port of the cartridge.

Title
Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue
Application Number
10/335211
Publication Number
7229458 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2002
Publication Date
June 12, 2007
Inventor
Dominique M Freeman
La Honda
CA, US
Don Alden
Sunnyvale
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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