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1. (WO2013112877) HANDHELD DEVICE FOR DRAWING, COLLECTING, AND ANALYZING BODILY FLUID

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112877    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/023204
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 5/151
Applicants: TASSO, INC.
MOGA, Ben
CASAVANT, Ben
BERTHIER, Erwin
Inventors: MOGA, Ben
CASAVANT, Ben
BERTHIER, Erwin
Title: HANDHELD DEVICE FOR DRAWING, COLLECTING, AND ANALYZING BODILY FLUID
Abstract:
A handheld device for drawing, collecting, and analyzing bodily fluid includes a body having a lumen defined therein, a plunger configured to be user-actuated, and a base. Multiple needles are fixed to the plunger, and at least one of the needles is configured to pass through the apertures of the base and penetrate a subject's skin to release bodily fluid when the plunger is actuated. After the plunger is actuated, a mechanism retracts the plunger from the subject's skin and creates a vacuum within the lumen. A network of passages on the base is configured to collect at least some of the bodily fluid and communicate the bodily fluid to one or more sensing areas for analysis.