Patent Number: 6,254,736

Title: Method of selectively increasing the hydrophilicity of a web

Abstract: There is disclosed a method of selectively increasing the hydrophilicity of a web, such as a plastic glucose electrochemical test strip. The web is corona arc treated, and a film of water is selectively applied to the web where a reduction of the effect of the initial corona treatment is desired. The water is then removed by drying.

Inventors: Earl; Robert Kitchel (Carmel, IN), Heald; Brian A. (Fishers, IN)

Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Corporation

International Classification: C12Q 1/00 (20060101); G01N 33/543 (20060101); B01J 019/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018