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Recent patent applications related to Roche Diabetes Care Inc. Roche Diabetes Care Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Roche Diabetes Care Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Roche Diabetes Care Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Enzyme stabilization in electrochemical sensors

The present invention relates to a composition for forming an electrode, an electrochemical sensor comprising the same, and a method for determining an analyte using the electrochemical sensor.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Method and device for removing gas and/or gas bubbles from a liquid medicament stored in a reservoir

This disclosure concerns a method for removing gas and/or gas bubbles from a liquid medicament stored in a reservoir for an infusion pump device. The reservoir comprises a displacing member which is at least partly displaceable relative to the reservoir thereby enabling receiving mechanical oscillations in order to generate mechanical waves in the liquid medicament. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Nano-enzyme containers for test elements

The present invention relates to a test element for the detection of an analyte comprising an enzyme, wherein the enzyme is incorporated in a nanocapsule.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Valve clutch device and dosing unit with a valve clutch device

Disclosed is a valve clutch that has a central member extending along a central axis and includes a drive coupler that receives a driving torque. A coupling member is provided that includes coupling pins extending parallel to the central axis. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Dosing unit for use in ambulatory infusion systems

The present disclosure is directed towards dosing unit for use in an ambulatory infusion system, the dosing unit including: a dosing cylinder and a piston arranged inside the dosing cylinder and in a sliding displaceable manner along a displacement axis. The piston is convertible form a storing configuration into an operational configuration, wherein a circumferential sealing member of the piston is mechanically relieved in the storing configuration and is in sealing and sliding engagement with a circumferential inner surface of the dosing cylinder in the operational configuration. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Measurement system for measuring the concentration of an analyte with a subcutaneous analyte sensor

The invention provides for a medical system comprising a control unit and a medical appliance. The medical appliance comprises: a first processor and a monitoring system for measuring an analyte concentration subcutaneously. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Method for generating a medical network

A method for setting up a medical network for carrying out at least one medical function is disclosed. The medical network comprises network nodes and the network nodes are set up for communicating with one another by an initialization step, wherein the network nodes exchange initialization information that includes information characterizing the network nodes and a self-organization step where the network nodes define their role distribution. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Systems and methods for optimizing insulin dosage

Embodiments of a testing method for diabetics to optimize their administered insulin dosage comprise collecting sampling sets of biomarker data, each sampling set comprising a sufficient plurality of non-adverse sampling instances and each sampling instance comprising an acceptable biomarker reading at a single point in time recorded upon compliance with adherence criteria, determining a biomarker sampling parameter from each sampling set, comparing the biomarker sampling parameter to a target biomarker range, calculating an insulin adjustment parameter associated with the biomarker sampling parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range, adjusting the insulin dosage by the insulin adjustment parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range and the insulin dosage does not exceed maximum dosage, and exiting the testing method if the adjusted insulin dosage is optimized. The insulin dosage is optimized when biomarker sampling parameters fall within the target biomarker range.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Blood lancet with hygienic tip protection

The invention concerns lancets with a lancet needle, the tip of the lancet needle being embedded in an elastic material. Furthermore the invention concerns lancets where the tip of the lancet needle is surrounded by a hollow body which partially consists of an elastic material that can be pierced by the tip of the lancet needle during the lancing process and which reseals the tip of the lancet needle in the hollow body when it is retracted. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Storage container for biosensor test elements

A component for a storage container configured to receive vertically oriented articles. The component includes a tubular sidewall extending longitudinally from a base, and at least one spacer portion extending from an underside of the base and configured for engagement with an interior surface of a corresponding storage container. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Disposable inserter and reusable inserter for accommodating a disposable inserter

This disclosure teaches a disposable inserter which includes a housing having arranged in a displaceable configuration an inserter assembly comprising a cannula assembly with a cannula, a manually operable member for displacing the inserter assembly from a retracted position to an advanced position in order to manually insert the cannula into the skin of a patient, a locking element for blocking or enabling displacement of the inserter assembly, and a coupling arrangement for coupling the disposable inserter to a reusable inserter for automatically displacing the inserter assembly from the retracted position to the advanced position in order to automatically insert the cannula into the skin of the patient.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Portable device, method and system for collecting and processing continuous monitoring data indicative of an analyte in a bodily fluid

Disclosed is a portable device for collecting and processing continuous monitoring data. The device has a data interface configured to receive a stream of continuous monitoring data from a body-worn sensor, the continuous monitoring data being indicative of an analyte in a bodily fluid. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Method of reuse protection for lancet system

A lancet magazine for use in a lancing aid is described comprising a plurality of lancets each having a lancet body at the proximal end of the lancet and a lancet tip at the distal end of the lancet, where the proximal end of the lancet points in the direction of the proximal end of the housing of the lancet magazine and the distal end of the lancet is aligned in the direction of the distal end of the housing and the lancets in the unused state are completely surrounded by the housing. Furthermore, an extension unit is movably connected to the housing in such a manner that the housing can be extended by movement of the extension unit in the direction of the distal end of the housing such that the lancet is prevented from emerging from the lancet magazine.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

Portable device, method and medical system for processing continuous monitoring data indicative of an analyte in a bodily fluid

Disclosed is a portable device for processing continuous monitoring data. The portable device includes a data interface that receives a stream of continuous monitoring data from a body-worn sensor. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

04/19/18 / #20180106726

Test elements and methods of producing the same for studying a body fluid sample

Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104412

Control apparatus and method for controlling a medical system, a portable device, an arrangement, and a computer program product

The present disclosure relates to a control system for controlling a medical system. The control system comprising: a portable device, a transmitter placed in a location of a local use environment of the portable device, and a data handling system comprising a detection module, a data interface, and a device controller functionally connected to the detection module and the data interface. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093038

Cartridge and inserter for a medical system

Disclosed is a medical system having a cartridge and an inserter. The cartridge includes a housing having an interior volume with a first guide within the interior volume. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085041

Sampling device and system for collecting a body fluid sample

This disclosure concerns a sampling device and a system for collecting body fluid, comprising a metal lancing unit having a distal tip suitable for piercing skin and a capillary channel extending between the tip and a proximal section of the lancing unit for collecting body fluid; and further comprising a plastic holding unit affixed to the lancing unit for manipulating the lancing unit in order to form an incision in the skin, wherein the holding unit contains a sorbent adapted for sorption of moisture and/or volatile substances to protect the sampling device from degradation prior to use.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055431

System for withdrawing blood

The present invention includes a system for withdrawing body fluids. The system includes a drive unit having a plunger which is moved from a resting position into a lancing position in order to carry out a lancing process and a lancing unit containing a lancet with a needle. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025120

Medical software download to mobile phone

A method for monitoring medical data is disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a portable medical device, a mobile communications device, and, optionally, a medical care server. The portable medical device and the mobile communications device each comprise at least one interface for data transfer. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018439

Method and system for setting time blocks

A method and system for setting time blocks of a repeating time period is disclosed. The method and system may be a part of a healthcare management software system.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

01/18/18 / #20180017517

Portable analytical device

A portable analytical device includes a housing, a measuring facility and a processor in the housing, and an electrical connector having one end electrically connected to the processor and an opposite end operatively connectable to an external electronic device. The measuring facility is configured to analyze a change in a test element resulting from receipt thereon of a liquid sample of a body fluid and to generate measuring values resulting from the analysis. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367628

Electrochemical sensor having symmetrically distributed analyte sensitive areas

The present invention provides an electrochemical sensor that employs multiple electrode areas that are exposed for contact with a body fluid, e.g., when the sensor is inserted subcutaneously into a patient's skin. The exposed electrode areas are arranged symmetrically, such that a symmetrical potential distribution is produced when an ac signal is applied to the sensor. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357766

Medical system having plug and play function

A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350899

Pairing and synchronizing a mobile phone application with a handheld glucose meter

A diabetes management system includes a handheld medical device, a mobile computing device, and a diabetes management application. The handheld medical device is configured to determine, in response to a port receiving a test strip, whether an auto-send feature is enabled on the handheld medical device, determine whether the handheld medical device is paired with a mobile computing device, and selectively instruct a wireless transceiver to establish a wireless connection and communicate a glucose measurement and identifying information to the mobile computing device. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348484

Risk-based control-to-range

Methods and systems are disclosed for determining a basal rate adjustment of insulin based on risk associated with a glucose state of a person with diabetes. A method may include detecting a glucose state of the person based on a received glucose measurement signal and determining a current risk metric associated with the detected glucose state. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348483

Control-to-range aggressiveness

A method and system of determining a basal rate adjustment of insulin in a continuous glucose monitoring system of a person with diabetes is provided. The method includes receiving, by at least one computing device, a signal representative of at least one glucose measurement; detecting, by the at least one computing device, a glucose state of the person based on the signal, the detected glucose state including a glucose level of the person and a rate of change of the glucose level; determining, by the at least one computing device, a current risk metric, the current risk metric indicating a risk of at least one of a hypoglycemic condition and a hyperglycemic condition of the person; and calculating, by the at least one computing device, an adjustment to a basal rate of a therapy delivery device based on the current risk metric and a control-to-range algorithm comprising at least one aggressiveness parameter.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348482

Control-to-range failsafes

Methods and systems are disclosed for determining a basal rate adjustment of insulin in a continuous glucose monitoring system of a person with diabetes. A method may include receiving, by at least one computing device, a signal representative of at least one glucose measurement and detecting, by the at least one computing device, a glucose state of the person based on the signal, the detected glucose state including a glucose level of the person and a rate of change of the glucose level. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346051

Intuitive and space saving battery retention concept providing a double retention of the batteries

A battery retention system is configured to facilitate insertion and removal of batteries from an electronic device. The electronic device includes a housing that defines a battery cavity for receiving a battery. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343532

Medical device with a twisting button giving the impression to be part of a display window

A medical device includes a housing that has a front face and a side face. The housing defines a window cavity on the front face and a button cavity in the side face. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325745

Biosensor and method for providing a biosensor

A biosensor is proposed for insertion into the subcutaneous tissue of a user wherein the biosensor includes at least one flexible substrate and at least one electrode on at least one surface of the substrate and at least one contacting element. The contacting element is connected to the electrode. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319112

Method and system for method for determining a blood glucose level for a patient

The present disclosure refers to a method for determining a blood glucose level for a patient, the method comprising detecting a present sensor signal in a present continuous interstitial blood glucose measurement for a patient; providing measurement data representing the present sensor signal; providing sensor signal correction data representing a patient-specific signal correction, the sensor signal correction data being determined from a former interstitial blood glucose measurement for the patient and comprising at least one of time delay data representing a patient-specific time delay Δt between a blood glucose value measured in a continuous interstitial blood glucose measurement and a blood glucose reference value measured in a capillary blood glucose measurement, and sensor sensitivity data representing, for the patient, a patient-specific sensor sensitivity for the sensor, determining corrected measurement data representing a corrected present sensor signal by applying the sensor signal correction data to the present sensor signal; and determining a blood glucose level for the patient from the corrected measurement data.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308665

Pairing a medical apparatus with a control unit

The invention provides for method of operating a medical instrument (100, 200, 400, 500, 600, 700) comprising a battery powered medical appliance (104) and a control unit (102). Both have bluetooth communication modules. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290980

A method for generating a monitoring signal using a supervising entity or safety module

The present invention relates to method for generating a monitoring signal by monitoring laboratory values of a patient using a medical app (122). The medical app (122) is executed on a mobile device (102) of the patient, wherein the execution of the medical app (122) on the mobile device (102) of the patient is supervised by a supervising entity or safety module (106, 128), the supervising entity or safety module (106, 128) comprising at least executable program instructions (130). ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290538

Amperometric sensor and method for its manufacturing

An in vivo amperometric sensor is provided for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a body fluid. The sensor comprises a counter electrode and a working electrode, and the working electrode comprises a sensing layer which is generally water permeable and arranged on a support member adjacent to a contact pad. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277865

Method for evaluating a set of measurement data from an oral glucose tolerance test

A method is provided for evaluating a set of measurement data from an oral glucose tolerance test. The method may include calculating a similarity measure that quantifies the similarity between a time profile of the series of measured data of the glucose concentration and a corresponding glucose reference profile. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252514

Bolus calculator with probabilistic glucose measurements

Methods and devices involving using a bolus calculator for calculating a correction insulin dose accounting for continuous glucose monitoring noise. More specifically, methods and devices using an algorithm executed by a processor of the bolus calculator and using a glucose measurement and uncertainty of the glucose measurement to determine if a standard correction dose should be adjusted once calculations are performed for the standard correction dose and hypoglycemia-averse correction insulin dose and the two doses are compared.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252513

Probability based controller gain

Methods and systems are disclosed for estimating a glucose level of a person having diabetes and selecting automatically open-loop and closed-loop control for a connected therapy delivery device. The method may comprise analyzing measured glucose results and corresponding impedance values received from a glucose sensor coupled to the person with a probability analysis tool implemented by a microcontroller to determine a total quality score that is based on the minimum constraint of a probability of glucose sensor accuracy determined measured glucose results and a probability of sensing quality determined from the impedance values. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251982

Method and system for analyzing glucose monitoring data indicative of a glucose level and a non-transitory computer readable medium

A computer-implemented method and a system for analyzing glucose monitoring data indicative of a glucose level, comprising: presenting by a data processing device provided a graphical window on a display device wherein the graphical window comprises a time abscissa axis that defines time units, and a glucose ordinate axis that defines glucose units; receiving a plurality of glucose monitoring values associated with a monitoring time period by the data processing device; segmenting the plurality of glucose monitoring values into a plurality of glucose monitoring traces indicative of the glucose level; defining a reference trace segment; determining the reference trace segment for each of the plurality of glucose monitoring traces; and plotting, for a time window comprising the reference trace segment, the plurality of glucose monitoring traces within the graphical window. Furthermore, a non-transitory computer readable medium is disclosed.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251980

Patient diabetes monitoring system with clustering of unsupervised daily cgm profiles (or insulin profiles) and method thereof

A patient diabetes monitoring system with an efficient unsupervised daily monitoring profile clustering algorithm, a method, and a computer product thereof are disclosed. The system may include a physiological data input device or sensor which receives a plurality of physiological measurements to generate a dataset, a memory which stores a clustering algorithm, and a processor. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234823

Electrode arrangements for electrochemical test elements and methods for use thereof

Electrode arrangements for test elements, test elements and methods of determining sample sufficiency, monitoring fill time, establishing fill directions and/or confirming electrode coverage by a sample for test elements are disclosed. The test elements have an electrode-support substrate including a spacer having an edge defining a boundary of a capillary channel. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226500

Method and apparatus for generation of microparticles containing immobilized enzyme

The invention concerns a method and an apparatus for generation of micropartides containing an immobilized functional component, where the following measures are proposed: —spraying a liquid (32) containing a soluble alginate and a functional component consisting of molecules or nanoparticles to generate a stream (60) of droplets, —directing the stream (60) of droplets onto a precipitation bath (16) and capturing the droplets therein by application of high voltage (14), —precipitating the droplets in the precipitation bath (16) by means of a precipitation liquid (18) containing an alginate complexing agent, such that the droplets are solidified to form micropartides (10) containing the functional component and —extracting the micropartides (10) from the precipitation bath (16).. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224912

Systems, devices and methods for sustained delivery of a therapeutic fluid

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to devices, systems and methods for delivering therapeutic fluid (e.g., insulin) into the body, including a skin adherable cradle, for retaining a therapeutic fluid dispenser for delivering a therapeutic fluid to a user.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224910

Skin securable drug delivery device with a shock absorbing protective shield

Disclosed is a skin securable therapeutic fluid dispensing device that includes a reservoir adapted to retain therapeutic fluid, a pump driving mechanism, and at least one housing configured to accommodate the reservoir and the pump driving mechanism, with at least a portion of the at least one housing defining at least a portion of the reservoir. The device also includes a shield coupled to the at least one housing, the shield configured to protect, at least in part, the reservoir from application of external forces thereon.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215776

Device for performing at least one medical function

A device for performing at least one medical function on a user is proposed. The device has at least one medical functional element that is designed to perform the medical function. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215774

System and method for analyzing glucose monitoring data indicative of a glucose level, and a computer program product

A system for analyzing glucose monitoring data indicative of a glucose level in a bodily fluid. The system includes an input device, a data processing device, an output device, a display device, and machine readable instructions that are executed by the data processing device, wherein the machine readable instructions cause the data processing device to receive glucose monitoring data via the input device, the glucose monitoring data indicating a glucose level in a bodily fluid sampled for a person at a plurality of sample times over a measurement time period in a glucose level measurement, and comprising a plurality of glucose profiles, each of the glucose profiles comprising a plurality of glucose values assigned to one of the plurality of sample times. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212096

Test strip ejector for medical device

A system and method for testing and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing medical device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191958

Systems and methods for multiple analyte analysis

Systems and methods for multiple analyte analysis are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes determining concentrations of first and second analytes in a sample. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165452

Insertion device with safety lock

The invention relates to an insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165451

Insertion device with protection against reuse

An insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue is proposed. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for linearly driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159039

High load enzyme immobilization by crosslinking

Methods of cross-linking polypeptide molecules are provided, where such methods include combining a cross-linking agent and polypeptide molecules in a solution under conditions suitable for a cross-linking reaction to occur. Also provided are preparations of cross-linked polypeptide molecules, where the polypeptide molecules are cross-linked by essentially unbranched cross-linking groups of at least 40 contiguous atoms. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157324

Devices and methods for powering a medical device

Devices and methods for powering a medical device for sustained delivery of fluids or continuous monitoring of body analyte are disclosed. The devices may comprise a pumping mechanism, a driving mechanism for activating the pumping mechanism to dispense fluid, and a power source coupled to the driving mechanism and having an energy storage cell for providing a pulsed power to the driving mechanism. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156753

Insertion device

There is disclosed an insertion device comprising an insertion needle holder and a drive mechanism for linearly moving the insertion needle holder in a puncturing direction. The insertion needle holder also includes at least one actuating element for actuating a drive mechanism. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156647

A method and a device for determining a body fluid glucose level of a patient, and a computer program product

A method for determining a body fluid glucose level of a patient from a continuous signal of a glucose sensor element of a continuous body fluid glucose monitoring device in a data processing unit, comprising receiving measurement data representing a continuous sensor signal provided by a glucose sensor element of a continuous body fluid glucose monitoring device in the data processing unit, receiving calibration data representing a time-dependent zero-signal level of the glucose sensor element in the data processing unit, determining a body fluid glucose level by processing at least the measurement data and the calibration data in the data processing unit, the processing comprising subtraction of the time dependent zero- signal level from the continuous sensor signal, and providing result data indicative of the continuous body fluid glucose level in the processing unit; and a system for determining a body fluid glucose level of a patient.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153220

Test device for analyzing body fluids

A test instrument for analyzing body fluids such as blood or urine. The instrument includes a wound test tape which can be transported from a storage space into a waste space by advancing the tap. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151387

Method and system for adaptive communication transmission

Disclosed are methods, systems, devices and articles, including a method for adaptive wireless communication transmissions between units of an ambulatory portable medical device. The method includes obtaining data relating to wireless transmissions between the units of the medical device, and setting one or more attributes of wireless transmission of one or more messages between the units of the medical device based, at least in part, on the obtained data.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128011

Medical sensor assembly

This disclosure concerns a medical sensor assembly comprising a flexible plaster adapted for adhesion on the skin of a patient and a sensor configured for transdermal measuring a physiological parameter, wherein the sensor has a measuring part insertable into the skin and a contact part for providing a signal connection to a measuring unit. It is proposed that the plaster has a flap which is adhered to an intermediate section of the sensor between the measuring part and the contact part.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128010

Carrier system for a medical device worn on the body

This disclosure concerns a carrier system for a medical device worn on the body comprising a flexible carrier plaster which has a flat carrier layer and an adhesive coating thereon consisting of a pressure sensitive adhesive which adheres on the skin of a body part, and further comprising a platform which is positioned on the upper side of the carrier layer for mounting the device, wherein the platform has a bottom joining area which is joined to the upper side of the carrier layer by means of a structural adhesive which is applied as a bead along predefined adherend tracks.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127986

Analytical system for examining a body fluid and method for the operation of an analytical system

An analytical system for examining a body fluid and a method of operation of an analytical system, typically for blood sugar tests, including an exchangeable magazine (18) as a consumable, which includes a plurality of magazine units (24) that are each provided with at least one analytical aid (32, 34) and with a transport element (28), a hand-held device (12) having a magazine guide (16) for receiving the magazine (18), a transport mechanism (48) that engages on the transport elements so as to transport the magazine in steps in the magazine guide, including a positioning mechanism (50) for positioning an active magazine unit in a predefined functional position, wherein retaining means (52, 54) of the positioning mechanism can be brought into engagement with transport elements of the magazine.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122896

Electrode arrangements for test element integrity

A method is provided for verifying test element integrity includes providing a biosensor having an electrode-support substrate. A first electrode is provided on the substrate that includes a first body and a neck extending from the first body. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108486

Interchangeable test element retainers

Interchangeable inserts are provided for a storage container configured to receive a plurality of vertically oriented items, where the inserts include a body having a base, an upper surface having an upper opening, and an upstanding tubular sidewall extending between the base and the upper surface. The base and the tubular sidewall together define an interior space of the insert. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106140

Initialization of a dosing unit for drug infusion

Disclosed is a method for initializing a dosing unit (20) of an ambulatory infusion system, the method including carrying out a first priming routine. The first priming routine includes: providing the dosing unit (20) with a dosing chamber (202) having a minimal dosing chamber volume, a draining valve (205) being closed and a filling valve (204) being open. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086726

Method for the mask-etching of a piercing element

A method is disclosed for the mask-etching of a piercing element having an elongate shaft, a distally protruding tip, a proximal holding part, and a laterally open collecting channel that collects bodily fluid and extends along the shaft as far as the area of the tip, wherein a side of a double-sided etching mask is applied respectively to the two sides of a substrate and, under the action of an etching agent, the piercing element is formed as a part made by chemical blanking, wherein a channel side of the etching mask is provided with a channel etching slit for unilateral etching of the collecting channel.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079569

Systems for withdrawing body fluid and methods for configuring systems for withdrawing body fluids

The invention relates to a system for withdrawing body fluid from a body part via a withdrawal site located on the surface of the body part, with at least one sensor for detecting at least one variable dependent on the location or state of the withdrawal site, and with an evaluation unit for evaluating the at least one variable detected by the at least one sensor and for triggering a reaction, dependent on the value of the detected variable, in the system for withdrawing body fluid, said reaction serving to prepare the system for puncturing the surface of the body part, and with at least one puncturing device for creating an opening in the body at the withdrawal site. The invention further relates to an integrated analysis system, to a method for configuring a system for withdrawal of body fluid, and to a method for selecting a menu item from a menu for controlling a system for withdrawing body fluid from a body part.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073728

Apparatuses for detecting degraded test chemicals in analytical test elements

Analytical apparatuses are disclosed for detecting at least one analyte in a sample, where in an analyte measurement at least an electrical or optical property changeable by presence of the analyte at least one test chemical of a test element is recorded, and where the analytical apparatus also can perform at least one quality measurement on the at least one test chemical such as an intrinsic luminescence, which is recorded and from the intrinsic luminescence a conclusion is drawn on a quality of the test chemical and thus the test element. Methods also are disclosed for detecting at least one analyte in a sample that include a quality measurement of the at least one test chemical of the test strip.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073661

Compositions of enzymes stabilized with stable coenzymes

Methods are provided for stabilizing an enzyme by storing the enzyme in the presence of a stabilized coenzyme. In addition, enzymes are provided that are stabilized with a stabilized coenzyme, as well as the use thereof in test elements for detecting analytes. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065767

Method for producing a sterilized subcutaneous access device and a sterilized subcutaneous access device

The application relates to a method for producing a sterilized subcutaneous access device, the method comprising: producing a device carrier unit, comprising providing a carrier, producing a subcutaneous access part on the carrier, the subcutaneous access part being provided with at least one of a sensor device for detecting an analyte present in a bodily fluid and an infusion device for infusion of a substance, and producing an electronic assembly on the carrier, the producing comprising printing a battery on a carrier material, and sterilizing the device carrier unit by radiation sterilization, the sterilizing comprising exposing the printed battery to the radiation applied for sterilization. Furthermore, the application relates to a sterilized subcutaneous access device.. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059506

Diagnostic products having an enzyme and a stabilized coenzyme

Storage containers are disclosed for storing at least one diagnostic test element including an enzyme and a stabilized coenzyme. In addition, diagnostic products such as test elements are disclosed that include an enzyme and a stabilized coenzyme, as well as analytical measuring devices including such storage containers and/or diagnostic products. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055890

Sensor module and kit for determining an analyte concentration

A sensor module (112) for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a body fluid of a user is disclosed. The sensor module (112) includes at least one sensor element (116) adapted to determine the concentration of the analyte, wherein the sensor element (116) is at least partly implantable into a body tissue of the user; at least one control device (118) connected to the sensor element (116), wherein the control device (118) includes at least one data collection device (122) adapted to collect measurement data acquired by using the sensor element (116). ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038363

Test strip ejector for medical device

A system for receiving and ejecting a fluid testing device test strip includes a strip connector having first and second guide rails, and divider walls each having a channel. A sled has first and second legs connected to a cross member. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014054

Lancing device

A lancing device comprises a lancet drive to cause a lancet to effect a puncturing movement, a housing that encloses the lancet drive, and a touching element with an opening for applying a part of a body in which a prick wound is to be produced, the touching element being movable relative to the lancet drive for the purpose of adjusting the puncturing depth in a puncturing direction. The touching element is connected rotatably by means of a screw thread to an intermediate piece and is movable in the puncturing direction, while the intermediate piece is rotatable and movable relative to the housing. ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011176

Methods of assessing diabetes treatment protocols based on protocol complexity levels and patient proficiency levels

Embodiments of methods of assessing a diabetes treatment protocol comprise determining a protocol complexity level corresponding to a degree of difficulty of completing the diabetes treatment protocol by utilizing the processor, determining a patient proficiency level corresponding to a skill set of the patient in conducting the diabetes treatment protocol by utilizing the processor, comparing the protocol complexity level to the patient proficiency level via the processor, and providing an output based on the comparison.. . ... Roche Diabetes Care Inc








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