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1. (WO2000078203) LANCET ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2000/078203    International Application No.:    PCT/SG2000/000066
Publication Date: Fri Dec 29 00:59:59 CET 2000 International Filing Date: Wed May 03 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A61B 5/15
Inventors: TEO, Hock, Meng
A lancet assembly having a lancet holder (26) and a trigger (50) enclosing a lancet structure. The trigger (50) is partially inserted into a lancet holder (26) from the distal end (22). The holder is provided with a rigid internal spring holder (36) to receive the spring-loaded lancet structure. The lancet structure is provided with a body coupled to a spring which extends from the proximal end of the body. The spring (45) has a linear axis (120) of compression which coincide with the longitudinal axis of the lancet assembly. A lancet (44) is attached to the body with the sharp tip (46) pointing towards the distal end (22). The trigger (50) interacts with the lancet holder via a triggering element to maintain the spring in a compressed state such that the lancet structure is in a stable standby position which is not easily triggered by accidental bumps on the assembly.