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An implantable sensor for use in measuring a concentration of an analyte such as glucose in a bodily fluid, including a body with a sensing region adapted for transport of analytes between the sensor and the bodily fluid, wherein the sensing region is located on a curved portion of the body such that when a foreign body capsule forms around the sensor, a contractile force is exerted by the foreign body capsule toward the sensing region. The body is partially or entirely curved, partially or entirely covered with an anchoring material for supporting tissue ingrowth, and designed for subcutaneous tissue implantation. The geometric design, including curvature, shape, and other factors minimize chronic inflammatory response at the sensing region and contribute to improved performance of the sensor in vivo.

Title
Optimized sensor geometry for an implantable glucose sensor
Application Number
11/415631
Publication Number
7881763 (B2)
Application Date
May 2, 2006
Publication Date
February 1, 2011
Inventor
Mark A Tapsak
Orangeville
PA, US
Laura A Martinson
San Diego
CA, US
Paul V Neale
San Diego
CA, US
Victoria Carr Brendel
Pleasanton
CA, US
James H Brauker
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
DexCom
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/1473
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