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1. (WO2018166963) AN IMPLANT NEEDLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/166963    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/056059
Publication Date: Fri Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 17/34
A61B 17/32
Applicants: ROCHE DIABETES CARE GMBH
F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG
ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
Inventors: FREY, Stephan-Michael
KUBE, Oliver
Title: AN IMPLANT NEEDLE
Abstract:
The present disclosure refers to an implant needle (1) for introducing an implant into a body of a patient, comprising a receiving portion configured to receive an implant and provided in a hollow needle main body (2), and a taper-shaped tip portion (3). The taper-shaped tip portion (3) is further comprising: a first slant surface (14a) contiguous to a first outer peripheral surface (15) of the hollow needle main body (2), wherein the first slant surface (14a) is provided as a first non-cutting edge; a second slant surface (16a) contiguous to a second outer peripheral surface (17) of the hollow needle main body (2), wherein the second slant surface (16a) is provided as a second non-cutting edge; and a pair of sharpened surfaces (9a, 9b) symmetric with respect to an edge point (10) and a longitudinal axis (13) of the needle main body (2), wherein the sharpened surfaces (9a, 9b) are both provided with a cutting edge. The first slant surface (14a) comprises a first flank (14b), and the second slant surface (16a) comprises a second flank (16b), wherein the first flank (14b) is provided at a first distance from the edge point (10) and the second flank (16b) is provided at a second distance from the edge point (10) which is different from the first distance.