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A tissue penetration device and method of using same. The tissue penetration device may optionally include sampling and analyzing functions, which may be integrated. An embodiment provides control of a lancet used for sampling blood. Electric field coils or solenoids may drive the lancet using electromagnetic force. Advancement and retraction of a lancet may be controlled by a feedback loop monitoring the position and velocity of the lancet embodiments of the lancet driver can be configured to follow a predetermined tissue lancing profile. Embodiments of the invention include a lancet and method for using a lancet to maintain the patency of the wound tract once the lancet has cut into the skin.

Title
Tissue penetration device
Application Number
12/335813
Publication Number
8337421 (B2)
Application Date
December 16, 2008
Publication Date
December 25, 2012
Inventor
Don Alden
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Dominique Freeman
La Honda
CA, US
Agent
Goodwin Procter
Paul Davis
Assignee
Sanofi Aventis Deutschland
DE
IPC
A61B 5/00
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