DEVICE GUIDE > Mandril/Specialty Guidewires

Company Name Product Name Type Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Coating Type Comments
Abbott Vascular Connect Stainless steel 0.018 145, 195, 300 Straight shapeable tip Hydrophilic 12-g tip, hydrophilic-coated polymer wire specifically designed for tortuous anatomies in peripheral procedures and highly stenosed lesions
Abbott Vascular Hi-Torque Connect 250T High tip load 0.018 145, 195, 300 Tapered Hydrophilic
Abbott Vascular Hi-Torque Winn 200 High tip load 0.014 190, 300 Bare tapered Hydrophilic
Abbott Vascular Hi-Torque Winn 40 Moderate tip load 0.014 190, 300 Bare tapered Hydrophilic
Abbott Vascular Hi-Torque Winn 80 Moderate tip load 0.014 190, 300 Bare tapered Hydrophilic
Abbott Vascular SurePath Workhorse 0.014 180, 300 Floppy, medium Hydrophilic (distal: 16 cm) Extra rail support; excellent kink-resistance, strong pushability, outstanding torque response
Abbott Vascular SurePath Workhorse 0.018 180, 300 Floppy Hydrophilic (distal: 30 cm) Medium rail support; excellent kink-resistance, strong pushability, outstanding torque response
AngioDynamics NiT-Vu Nitinol shaft with tungsten coil 0.014, 0.018 80, 110, 180, 300 Angled, straight Lubricious coating Nitinol guidewire shaft with tungsten-wound coiled tip
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. Access Wires Stainless steel, nitinol 0.018 40, 80 Flexible, radiopaque tip Available in nitinol/platinum, stainless/platinum
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Astato 30 Stainless steel 0.012, 0.018 180, 300 Straight Hydrophilic; uncoated tip Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Astato XS 20 Stainless steel 0.009, 0.014 180, 300 Straight Hydrophilic; uncoated tip Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Astato XS 40 Stainless steel 0.008, 0.014 180, 300 Straight Hydrophilic; uncoated tip Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Gaia PV Stainless steel Actone structure 0.018 200, 235, 300 Straight/preshaped Hydrophilic; uncoated tip Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Halberd Stainless steel Actone structure 0.014, 0.018 200, 235, 300 Straight/preshaped Hydrophilic; uncoated tip Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Treasure 12 Stainless steel 0.018 180, 300 Straight Hydrophilic; uncoated tip Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. B. Braun Guidewires Fixed core 0.018 40, 80 Straight Available in a variety of configurations in stainless steel or nitinol guidewire, and a stainless steel, platinum, or gold tip
Biotronik (distributed by Getinge/Maquet Medical Systems USA) Cruiser-18 Stainless steel 0.018 195, 300 Straight (shapeable) Hydrophilic tip, hydrophobic shaft Available in medium and stiff tip stiffnesses; single-piece stainless steel core wire provides support and improves torque transmission
Boston Scientific Corporation Journey Guidewire Microcut nitinol sleeve, nitinol core 0.014 185, 300 Straight (shapeable), angled (shapeable) Hybrid design, hydrophilic (distal: 1.27 cm uncoated), PTFE proximal Micro-cut nitinol sleeve provides true turn-by-turn torque response versus traditional spring coil designs; resilient core wire and design facilitate navigation through tortuous distal peripheral vasculature
Boston Scientific Corporation V-14 ControlWire Guidewire Scitanium stainless steel core, polymer sleeve 0.014 182, 300 Straight, angled (shapeable) ICE hydrophilic coating on distal end Distal radiopaque section (distal: 2 cm); single-piece core with torque jacket for 1:1 torque control; shapeable tip intended to facilitate accurate placement; proximal PTFE jacket intended to provide firm support and low friction surface
Boston Scientific Corporation V-18 ControlWire Steerable Guidewire Scitanium stainless steel core, polymer sleeve 0.018 110, 150, 200, 300 Straight (shapeable) ICE hydrophilic coating on distal end Hydrophilic performance and excellent torque control designed for distal, peripheral access and contralateral approaches; single-piece core with torque jacket for 1:1 torque control; robust shapeable 3-cm tip intended to facilitate accurate placement; proximal PTFE jacket intended to provide firm support and low friction surface
Boston Scientific Corporation Victory Guidewire Stainless steel core, polymer sleeve 0.014, 0.018 195, 300 Straight (shapeable) 35-cm hydrophilic coating on distal end 12-, 18-, 25-, and 30-g tip loads designed to cross highly resistant lesions; excellent torque control designed for distal, peripheral access
Cook Medical Approach CTO Microwire 0.014 135, 190, 300 Straight (shapeable) PTFE Available in 6-, 12-, 18-, and 25-g tip loads
Cook Medical Approach Hydro ST Microwire 0.014 135, 190, 300 Straight (shapeable) Hydrophilic, PTFE 13-cm hydrophilic tip for easy advancement and supportive stainless steel shaft
Cook Medical McNamara Exchange Guide Mandril: selective 0.018 180, 260 J-curved PTFE 60º, 90º, or 120º curve at the distal end of the wire to match the angulation of selective artery takeoffs
Cook Medical Roadrunner Extra-Support Mandril: selective 0.014, 0.018 180, 300 Angled PTFE Platinum tip with a 5-cm flexible tip length
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Jindo Tapered Peripheral Guidewires 0.022–0.035 180, 300 Straight Distal tapers 6–8 cm
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Stabilizer Extra Support Wire Extra support wire with medium flexibility 0.014 180, 300 Straight Duraglide PTFE coating
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Stabilizer Support Wire Extra support wire with medium flexibility 0.014 180, 300 Straight Duraglide PTFE coating
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Storq Steerable Guidewires Mandril: access 0.035 180, 300 Straight, angled, modified J SLX coating is hydrophobic
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company SV .018 Peripheral Guidewires 0.018 180, 300 Straight Available in 5- and 8-cm tip transitions
Galt Medical Corporation Galt Wires Mandril 0.014, 0.018 40, 60, 65, 80, 130, 145, 180, 190, 300 Straight, angled, J-tip Available in stainless/stainless, stainless/platinum, nitinol/stainless, nitinol/gold; featuring referenced marks, angled tip, flexible tips, J-tips
Galt Medical Corporation Torx Nitinol 0.014, 0.018, 0.025 60, 80, 180, 300 Straight, angled Nitinol guidewire with gold tip, transitionless, torquability
Medtronic Babywire Guidewire Nitinol 0.012 18, 50 Straight No Assist in placement of IV catheters and exchange of small vessel arterial/venous lines
Medtronic Nitrex Guidewire Nitinol 0.014, 0.018, 0.025 60, 80, 180, 300 (0.018 inch), 80, 180, 300 (0.014 inch), 180, 260 (0.025 inch) Angled: 0.014; straight, angled: 0.018, 0.025 Silicone Solid nitinol core for 1:1 torque and kink resistance; silicone coating for lubricity and gold tungsten coils for enhanced visualization
Medtronic Nitrex Guidewire With Flexible Shaft Nitinol 0.035 145, 180, 260, 400 Straight, angled Silicone Solid nitinol core for 1:1 torque and kink resistance; silicone coating for lubricity and gold tungsten coils for enhanced visualization
Medtronic Nitrex Guidewire With Stiff Shaft Nitinol 0.035 80, 145, 180, 260, 300, 400 Straight, angled Silicone Solid nitinol core for 1:1 torque and kink resistance; silicone coating for lubricity and gold tungsten coils for enhanced visualization
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. InQwire: Marker Wire Fixed core 0.018 80, 120 Straight 20-cm nitinol Hydrophilic coated Marks at 5- and 10-cm
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. MAK (Mini Access Kits) - Wire Stainless steel or nitinol mandrel 0.018 40, 60, 80 Stainless steel, platinum, or palladium coil tips; straight or angled
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Prelude Sheath Wire Stainless steel coils 0.035, 0.038 50, 80 Double-ended: straight and 3-mm J
Teleflex R350 Guidewire 350 cm nitinol core, gold/tungsten straight tip 0.013 350 Gold-plated tungsten coil; straight tip PTFE coating (proximal: 150 cm), hydrophilic coating (distal: 200 cm)
Teleflex Simplicity Micropuncture Introducer Set Micropuncture wire 0.018 45 Straight floppy tip Hydrophilic Latex free
Teleflex Spectre Guidewire Workhorse, dual-core 0.014 190, 300 Stainless steel-to-nitinol PTFE coating (proximal); hydrophilic coating (distal)
Teleflex VSI Guidewires Fixed core 0.018 40, 60, 80, 100, 130 Straight, angled tip PTFE coated (80 and 100 cm stainless steel/tungsten versions) Available in stainless/stainless, stainless/tungsten, nitinol/stainless, nitinol/tungsten
Teleflex VSI Specialty Guidewire Nitinol with stainless steel tip 0.014 50 Straight
US Endovascular Gold Standard (GS) Nitinol core 0.014, 0.018 180, 260 Straight/angled Silicone 1:1 torque, nitinol core, gold radiopaque tip/highly visible, kink resistant

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