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Roche Holding AG and Hoffmann-La Roche | Date: 2017-03-08

A kit (110) for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a body fluid of a user is disclosed, the kit (110) comprising:a) a sensor module (112) comprisingi. at least one sensor element (114) adapted to determine the concentration of the analyte, wherein the sensor element (114) is at least partly implantable into a body tissue (174) of the user;ii. at least one control device (116) connected to the sensor element (114), wherein the control device (116) comprises at least one data collection device (120) adapted to collect measurement data acquired by using the sensor element (114), wherein the control device (116) further comprises at least one wireless near-field communication device (122) adapted to transmit measurement data,wherein the sensor module (112) comprises a sensor module mechanical interface (126);b) at least one data reader module (132) adapted to receive measurement data transmitted by the sensor module (112) via wireless near-field communication, wherein the data reader module (132) comprises at least one data storage device (150) and is adapted to store the measurement data;c) at least one data transmission module (134) adapted to receive measurement data transmitted by the sensor module (112) via wireless near-field communication, wherein the data transmission module (134) comprises at least one wireless far-field communication device (152), wherein the wireless far-field communication device (152) is adapted to transmit at least part of the measurement data to an external device (156) via wireless far-field communication. The data reader module (132) and the data transmission module (134) each comprise a mechanical interface (138, 140) adapted to reversibly engage the sensor module mechanical interface (126), thereby alternatively generating a fixed spatial relationship between the sensor module (112) and the data reader module (132) or the sensor module (112) and the data transmission module (134).


The application discloses a portable device (1) for processing continuous monitoring data indicative of an analyte in a bodily fluid, comprising a data interface device (3), 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, a storage device (5), and a control device (4) wherein the control device (4) is configured to switch, according to a predefined operation condition, between a first and a second mode of operation during a sensor session of the body worn sensor, the first mode operation comprising providing video data indicative of the continuous monitoring data for outputting the video data by a display device (6), and the second mode of operation comprising storing the continuous monitoring data in the storage device (5) and blocking displaying of the continuous monitoring data on the display device. Further, a medical monitoring system, a method for processing continuous monitoring data, and a computer program produce are disclosed. (Fig. 1)


Patent
Roche Holding AG and Hoffmann-La Roche | Date: 2017-01-04

Storage module (200) for a laboratory automation system, to a method of operating a laboratory automation system, and to a laboratory automation system. Items used by laboratory stations are stored centrally in a storage module (200) and can be transported to the laboratory stations using a laboratory sample distribution system (10).


The invention relates to a laboratory cargo distribution system comprising a number of transport carriers, a transport plane, a number of electro-magnetic actuators, a storage device and a control device, wherein the storage device is adapted to store at least one of the number of transport carriers. The invention is further directed to a laboratory automation system comprising such a laboratory cargo distribution system and a method of operating such a laboratory cargo distribution system.


Patent
Roche Holding AG and Hoffmann-La Roche | Date: 2017-01-04

The invention provides for a medical instrument (2500, 2600) that is an analyzer for performing a measurement (2513) on a biological sample using a test strip. The medical instrument comprises: a housing (102) with an exterior surface (104), an internal surface (106), and a interior volume (108); an analytical unit (2508) within the interior volume and for analyzing the test strip with a test strip mount (2510); a test strip port (112) between the exterior surface and the interior surface that is aligned with the test strip mount along an insertion direction (128); a shutter (114) for sealing the test strip port, wherein the shutter is configured for being in a open position and a closed position, wherein the shutter is within the interior volume, wherein the shutter is configured for sealing the test strip port when in the closed position, wherein the shutter comprises a test strip support (130), wherein the test strip support is aligned with the test strip port and the test strip mount when the shutter is in the open position, wherein the shutter has a first sealing surface (118), wherein the test strip port has a second sealing surface (120), wherein the first sealing surface and the second sealing surface are configured to mate in the closed position, wherein the shutter comprises a mechanism for moving the shutter between the open position and the closed position, wherein moving the shutter between the closed position and the open position comprises a rotation of the shutter perpendicular to the insertion direction; and an actuator (2506) for actuating the mechanism to move the shutter between the open position and the closed position.


The application discloses a portable device (1) for collecting and processing continuous monitoring data indicative of an analyte in a bodily fluid, comprising a data interface device (3), configured to receive a stream of continuous monitoring data from a sensor device provided with a body worn sensor, and a control device (4), configured to control a configuration mode and a data collection and processing mode, wherein the control device (4) is further configured to switch from a first to a second mode of operation, the first mode of operation comprising starting the configuration mode in response to receiving a start signal indicating a sensor session start of the body worn sensor, and the second mode of operation comprising the data collection and processing mode. Further, a method and a computer product are disclosed.


Patent
Roche Holding AG and Hoffmann-La Roche | Date: 2017-01-25

Sample container carrier (10) for a laboratory sample distribution system, wherein the sample container carrier comprises a magnetic element (20) that is arranged such that a magnetic move force applied to the sample container carrier depends from an angularity.Laboratory sample distribution system comprising such a sample container carrier and laboratory automation system comprising such a sample distribution system.


Patent
Hoffmann-La Roche and Roche Holding AG | Date: 2017-03-01

An aspect of the present disclosure relates to a vessel holder of an automated analysis system, the insert comprising at least one first gripping element configured to elastically engage with a vessel at a first position of the vessel when the vessel is being inserted into the vessel holder, at least one second gripping element configured to elastically engage with a vessel at a second position of the vessel when the vessel is being inserted into the vessel holder, a central portion arranged between the first and second gripping elements, the at least one first gripping element and at the least one second gripping element being attached to the central portion.


Patent
Hoffmann-La Roche and Roche Holding AG | Date: 2017-03-29

One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a compartment comprising at least one target area susceptible to condensed water formation includes at least one condensed water collector, the condensed water collector comprising at least a first portion arranged to collect condensed water from the at least one target area and at least a second portion outside of the at least one target area, and further including a porous material arranged between the first portion and the second portion and being configured to transport the collected condensed water, the compartment further including a condensed water remover configured to remove condensed water from the second portion thereby facilitating transportation of condensed water from the first portion to the second portion via the porous material.


Patent
Hoffmann-La Roche and Roche Holding AG | Date: 2017-02-15

A method for mounting and combination of an analytical apparatus with a platform for mounting such an apparatus comprising at least two units, and a first platform, a second platform movable on the first platform on which said apparatus is mounted is disclosed, said platform comprising at least one platform element, and multiple feet for placing the platform elements on a surface. The feet are individually adjustable in height.

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