Patent Number: 8,715,232

Title: Portable infusion pump with cannula inserter and pain reduction mechanism

Abstract: An apparatus for insertion of a subcutaneously insertable element within a body of a patient is described: The apparatus is used for delivery of a therapeutic fluid into a body of a patient and/or sensing of a bodily analyte The apparatus allows alleviating of pain associated with the penetrating of the skin of the patient during needle insertion.

Inventors: Yodfat; Ofer (Maccabim-Reut, IL), Gescheit; Illai (Tel Aviv, IL)

Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

International Classification: A61M 5/00 (20060101); A61M 5/178 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018