08574895 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 2450 patents.

A device is provided for use with a tissue penetrating system and/or a metering device for measuring analyte levels. The device comprises a cartridge and a plurality of analyte detecting members mounted on the cartridge. The cartridge may have a radial disc shape. The cartridge may also be sized to fit within the metering device. The analyte detecting members may be optical system using fluorescence lifetime to determine analyte levels. In one embodiment, the device may also include a fluid spreader positioned over at least a portion of the analyte detecting member to urge fluid toward one of the detecting members. A plurality of analyte detecting members may be used. Each analyte detecting member may be a low volume device.

Title
Method and apparatus using optical techniques to measure analyte levels
Application Number
10/541124
Publication Number
8574895 (B2)
Application Date
December 30, 2003
Publication Date
November 5, 2013
Inventor
Christopher Dryer
Palo Alto
CA, US
Michael J Owen
Midland
MI, US
William Carlsen
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Malcolm MacLeod
Malvern
GB
David Cullen
Bedfordshire
GB
Robert Jones
Cambridge
GB
Dirk Boecker
Palo Alto
CA, US
Dominique M Freeman
La Honda
CA, US
Agent
Mintz Levin
Paul Davis
Assignee
Sanofi Aventis Deutschland
DE
IPC
C12M 1/00
C12M 3/00
C12M 1/34
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