DEVICE GUIDE > Hydrophilic Guidewires

Company Name Product Name Type Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Comments
Abbott Vascular (formerly St. Jude Medical) HydroSteer Nitinol 0.018 150, 180 Angled, straight Hydrophilic coating
Abbott Vascular (formerly St. Jude Medical) HydroSteer Nitinol 0.035, 0.038 150, 180, 260 Angled, straight, J-tip Hydrophilic coating
Abbott Vascular Hi-Torque Command Nitinol 0.014 190, 300 Shapeable tip Designed for lower limb procedures, available in standard and extra support configurations
AngioDynamics NiT-Vu Nitinol shaft with tungsten coil 0.014, 0.018 80, 110, 180, 300 Straight, angled Available in standard, intermediate, stiff configurations; lubricious coating
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Chikai Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 200, 300 Straight Designed as workhorse guidewire for neurointerventional procedures; Actone, dual-coil, provides exceptional torque response and durable tip-shape retention; designed with optimum balance between tip flexibility and microcatheter support
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Chikai 10 Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.010 200, 300 Straight Designed as workhorse guidewire for neurointerventional procedures; Actone, dual-coil, provides exceptional torque response and durable tip-shape retention; designed with optimum balance between tip flexibility and microcatheter support
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Chikai black Stainless steel Actone structure 0.014 200 Round curve/90° angle Neurointervention
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Chikai black 18 Stainless steel Actone structure 0.016, 0.018 (reverse taper) 200 Round curve Neurointervention
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Chikai V Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 165 Straight Designed for super selective embolization; Actone, dual-coil, provides exceptional torque response and durable tip-shape retention for distal branch and multiple vessel embolization
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Gaia PV Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.018 200, 300 7.5-G preshaped tip with Actone composite core and hydrophilic coating Composite core with a lower tip load improves navigation and torque; the tapered coil and micro-cone tip makes Gaia easier to advance in complex lesions
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Gladius Stainless steel Actone structure 0.014, 0.018 200, 235, 300 Straight/preshaped Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Gladius 0.014" Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 200, 300 3-G tip with Actone composite core and hydrophilic coating Composite core improves tip durability and torque to treat lesions in multiple vessels
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Gladius 0.018" Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.018 200, 300 4-G tip load with Actone composite core and hydrophilic coating Composite core improves torque response with increased support for device delivery
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Halberd 0.014" Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 200, 300 12-G tip with Actone composite core and hydrophilic coating Has a 12-G tip load and composite core to improve torque and micro-cone tip to penetrate complex lesions
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Halberd 0.018" Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.018 200, 300 12-G tip with an Actone composite core and hydrophilic coating Composite core provides precise torque for navigation with more support and micro-cone tip for proximal cap penetration
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Meister 16 Stainless steel Actone structure 0.016 165, 180 45° angle/round curve/double angle Interventional radiology procedure
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Regalia XS 1.0 Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Straight Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Asahi Regalia XS 1.0 Stainless steel with a polymer jacket and hydrophilic coating 0.014 180, 300 1-G tip with polymer jacket and hydrophilic coating Balanced lubricity and trackability for below-the-knee procedures
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Astato 30 Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.018 180, 300 30-G tapered tip with a hydrophilic coating Tapered tip provides excellent penetration of calcified lesions
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Astato XS 20 Stainless steel with a tapered tip and hydrophilic coating 0.008–0.014 180, 300 20-G tip with a tapered spring coil and hydrophilic coating Tapered tip provides excellent penetration of calcified lesions
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Astato XS 40 Stainless steel with tapered tip and hydrophilic coating 0.009–0.014 200, 300 40-G tip with a tapered spring coil and hydrophilic coating Tapered tip provides excellent penetration of calcified lesions
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Treasure 12 Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.018 180, 300 12-G tip with hydrophilic coating Consistent response and tactile feedback for complex lesion navigation
Asahi Intecc USA, Inc. Treasure Floppy 0.018" Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.018 180, 300 12-G tip with hydrophilic coating Precise handling with a flexible tip for tortuous anatomy
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. Porter Stainless steel 0.014 195, 300 Straight, 3-, 6-, 9-, 12-g tip stiffness Hydrophilic guidewire in various levels of tip stiffness, providing excellent trackability, steerability, visibility, and support for delivery of therapeutic devices
Boston Scientific Corporation Fathom-14 Guidewire Hybrid stainless steel and nitinol 0.014 200, 300 10 cm with 2-cm shapeable or angled tip Utilizes a unique slotted nitinol hypotube design to balance exceptional torquability with tip softness and proximal support
Boston Scientific Corporation Fathom-16 Guidewire Hybrid stainless steel and nitinol 0.016 140, 180 10 or 20 cm with 2-cm shapeable tip Utilizes a unique slotted nitinol hypotube design to balance exceptional torquability with tip softness and proximal support
Boston Scientific Corporation Transend-14 Steerable Guidewire Hydrophilic coating with scitanium core 0.014 135, 165, 190 2-cm shapeable tip Product features hydrophilic coating and good torque response
Boston Scientific Corporation Transend-18 Steerable Guidewire Hydrophilic coating with scitanium core 0.018 135, 165 2-cm shapeable tip Product features hydrophilic coating and good torque response
Boston Scientific Corporation Zipwire Hydrophilic Guidewire Hydrophilic wire with nitinol core 0.018, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled, J-tip, long taper Precise torque control, superior visibility, small vessel option (0.018 inch) diameter
Codman Neuro (Johnson & Johnson) Agility 10 Steerable Guidewire Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.010 195 Shapeable tip The soft tips enable easy shapeability and safe vessel access; available in standard and soft configurations
Codman Neuro (Johnson & Johnson) Agility 14 Steerable Guidewire Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 205, 350 Shapeable tip The soft tips enable easy shapeability and safe vessel access; available in standard and soft configurations
Codman Neuro (Johnson & Johnson) Agility 16 Steerable Guidewire Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.016 175, 205 Shapeable tip The soft tips enable easy shapeability and safe vessel access; available in standard and soft configurations
Codman Neuro (Johnson & Johnson) Neuroscout 14 Steerable Guidewire Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 205, 300 Shapeable tip Specifically designed for excellent tip shaping and shape retention
Cook Medical HiWire Nitinol core, polyurethane jacket 0.018, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled Available in either a standard or stiff shaft configuration
Cook Medical Roadrunner PC Nitinol core with platinum coils, polyurethane jacket 0.035, 0.038 145, 180, 260 Straight, angled Available in either a standard or stiff shaft configuration and a standard or long-taper configuration
Cook Medical Roadrunner PC Connors Modification Nitinol core with platinum coils, polyurethane jacket 0.035 145, 180, 260 Angled, 2-mm J Distal 65 cm of wire is hydrophilic-coated polymer; remaining portion is TFE coated
Cook Medical Uniglide Nitinol core, polyurethane jacket 0.018, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260, 320 Straight, angled Available in either a standard or stiff shaft configuration
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Aquatrack Hydrophilic Nitinol Guidewire Nitinol 0.035 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled
Medtronic Avigo .014” Hydrophilic Guidewire Stainless steel 0.014 205 Shapeable tip
Medtronic Cougar LS Nitinol 0.014 190, 300 J-curved, straight Cougar Workhorse wire technology, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Cougar XT Nitinol 0.014 190, 300 J-curved, straight Cougar Workhorse wire technology, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Intuition Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Straight Intuition Advanced Workhorse wire technology, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Mirage .008” Hydrophilic Guidewire Stainless steel 0.012 > 0.008 200 Shapeable tip
Medtronic ProVia 12 Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Straight with a tapered distal tip of 0.009 inch Designed to cross most demanding lesions, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic ProVia 3 Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Straight Designed to cross most demanding lesions, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic ProVia 6 Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Straight Designed to cross most demanding lesions, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic ProVia 9 Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Straight with a tapered distal tip of 0.009 inch Designed to cross most demanding lesions, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Silverspeed .010 Hydrophilic Guidewire Stainless steel 0.010 200 Shapeable tip
Medtronic Silverspeed .014 Hydrophilic Guidewire Stainless steel 0.014 175, 200 Shapeable tip
Medtronic Silverspeed .016 Hydrophilic Guidewire Stainless steel 0.016 200 Shapeable tip
Medtronic Thunder Wire Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 J-curved, straight, core to tip Thunder Extra Support wire technology, available in silicone only
Medtronic X-Celerator Hydrophilic Exchange Guidewire Stainless steel 0.010, 0.014 300, 350 Shapeable tip
Medtronic X-Pedion .010 Hydrophilic Guidewires Stainless steel 0.012 > 0.010 200 Shapeable tip
Medtronic X-Pedion .014 Hydrophilic Guidewires Stainless steel 0.014 200 Shapeable tip
Medtronic Zinger Light Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 J-curved, straight Zinger Workhorse wire technology; light support; available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Zinger Marker Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 J-curved, straight Zinger Workhorse wire technology with markerbands; available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Zinger Medium Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 J-curved, straight Zinger Workhorse wire technology; medium support; available in hydrophilic and silicone
Medtronic Zinger Support Stainless steel 0.014 190, 300 J-curved, straight Zinger Workhorse wire technology with advanced support; available in hydrophilic and silicone
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. H2O Hydrophilic Coated Guide Wire Nitinol 0.018, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled, and straight long taper; tip flexibility 5 and 8 cm Nitinol core (for fluoroscopic visualization); polyurethane jacket with hydrophilic coating; standard and stiff shaft
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Laureate Hydrophilic Coated Guide Wire Nitinol fixed core 0.018, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled, and straight long taper; tip flexibility 5 cm; available in standard and stiff configurations Proprietary nitinol-core wire provides excellent 1:1 torque control; enhanced coating technology provides enduring lubricity for rapid vessel selection
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Tenor Steerable Micro Guide Wire Stainless steel/platinum tip 0.014, 0.018 165 Straight and angled shapeable Stainless steel core wire for pushability; hydrophilic-coated polyurethane section for excellent vascular tracking with a platinum tip for high visibility
MicroVention Terumo Headliner Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire Nitinol 0.012, 0.016 200 45° angle, 90° angle, 90°/150° double angle, 1.5-mm J-tip angle; tip flexibility: 20 and 35 cm Proprietary Glidewire technology with gold coil at tip for enhanced radiopacity; distal tip specifically engineered for delicate neuro procedures; floppy and standard tip taper available
MicroVention Terumo Traxcess Neuro Guidewire Nitinol 0.012; proximal: 0.014 200 Soft, atraumatic tip; shapeable 1.4-cm tip length; straight with 0.012-inch distal diameter to access small vessels First neuro guidewire to combine nitinol and stainless steel with the Terumo Glide technology, which allows for unlimited shapeability throughout the procedure
Mivi Neuroscience, Inc. Mivi Vi-Radius 014 Stainless steel, hydrophilic coating 0.014 205 Radiopaque platinum tip Platinum tip allows for customized shapeability and deflection through tortuous anatomy
Nipro AquaLiner II Hydrophilic Super-Elastic Nitinol Guidewire Nitinol 0.035, 0.038 150, 180, 260 Angled, straight Engineered to provide optimal pushability, trackability, and kink resistance in challenging anatomy; offers lasting lubricity and tactile feel; our proprietary manufacturing process for the nitinol core results in a kink-resistant guidewire with torque performance that minimizes whip
Pediavascular Spring Wire Stainless steel 0.030 140 J curve, straight 2-cm floppy tip
Silk Road Medical Enroute Stainless steel with hydrophilic coating 0.014 95 Shapeable Designed for navigating tortuous short vessel segments with its unique combination of short length, short taper, and a shapeable tip; excellent torque control and device deliverability
Stryker Synchro 10 Nitinol 0.010 200, 300 Shapeable Microfabricated nitinol distal hypotube designed for efficient torque transfer
Stryker Synchro 14 35-cm Nitinol 0.014 200, 300 Shapeable Microfabricated nitinol distal hypotube designed for efficient torque transfer with a 35-cm distal segment
Stryker Synchro 14 45-cm Nitinol 0.014 200, 300 Shapeable Microfabricated nitinol distal hypotube designed for efficient torque transfer with a 45-cm distal segment
Stryker Synchro2 Soft Nitinol 0.014 200, 300 Shapeable, preshaped Identical to Synchro2 Standard but with a softer tip and support profile
Stryker Synchro2 Standard Nitinol 0.014 200, 300 Shapeable, preshaped Designed for torque control; intended for reliable stability and flexibility
Stryker Transend .010 Stainless steel 0.010 205 Shapeable 0.010-inch guidewire identical to the Transend EX Standard; designed for pushability and flexibility
Stryker Transend 14 EX Stainless steel 0.014 182 Shapeable Scitanium alloy core wire construction enhances torque transmission and distal support
Stryker Transend 14 Floppy Stainless steel 0.014 205 Shapeable Identical to the Transend EX Standard but with a softer 3-cm platinum coil tip for improved tip-shape retention and enhanced radiopacity
Stryker Transend 14 Platinum Stainless steel with platinum coil tip 0.014 205 Shapeable Identical to the Transend EX Standard but designed for a more floppy distal segment
Stryker Transend 14 Soft Tip Stainless steel 0.014 205 Shapeable Identical to the Transend EX Standard but engineered with a softer tip
Stryker Transend 300 Extra Support Stainless steel 0.014 300 Shapeable 300-cm exchange guidewire designed for proximal support with a soft platinum coil tip for superb radiopacity and atraumatic tip
Stryker Transend 300 Floppy Stainless steel 0.014 300 Shapeable An exchange wire identical to the Transend 300 ES but with a floppier distal segment
Teleflex PiggyBack Wire Converter Polymer catheter wire converter 0.035 OD 145 Radiopaque markerband embedded in distal tip Wire converter with sliding lock securely fastens onto any standard 0.014-inch wire and converts it to a 0.035-inch wire platform
Terumo Interventional Systems Glidewire Advantage Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire Nitinol core 0.035 180, 260 Angled 25-cm hydrophilic distal portion for navigation; stiffer proximal portion with spiral PTFE coating to support device delivery
Terumo Interventional Systems Glidewire Advantage Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire Nitinol core 0.014, 0.018 180, 300 Angled 25-cm hydrophilic distal portion for navigation; stiffer proximal portion with spiral PTFE coating to support device delivery; 3-cm gold coil tip
Terumo Interventional Systems Glidewire Gold Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire Nitinol 0.018 180, 300 Shape: 45°, 70° angle; tip flexibility: 3, 5 cm Proprietary Glidewire technology with gold band at tip for enhanced radiopacity; for peripheral applications
Terumo Interventional Systems Glidewire GT Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire Nitinol 0.018 180 45° angle, 90° angle, 90°/60° double angle, straight (shapeable); tip flexibility: 25 cm Proprietary Glidewire technology with gold coil at tip for enhanced radiopacity; flexible distal tip designed for super-selectivity; for visceral applications
Terumo Interventional Systems Glidewire Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire Nitinol 0.018, 0.025, 0.032, 0.035, 0.038 80, 120, 150, 180, 260 Angled, straight, J-curved, "Baby-J" 1.5-mm radius-curved, shapeable, proprietary Bolia curve; tip flexibility: 1, 3, 5, 8 cm Super elastic nitinol core with polyurethane jacket and proprietary Glide technology hydrophilic coating; available in standard and stiff shaft
Terumo Interventional Systems Runthrough NS Extra Floppy Stainless steel proximal shaft; nitinol distal tip 0.014 180 (can be extended), 300 Floppy Hybrid wire that fuses nitinol and stainless steel for exceptional torque control and tip durability
Terumo Interventional Systems Runthrough NS Hypercoat Stainless steel proximal shaft; nitinol distal tip 0.014 180 (can be extended), 300 Straight (shapeable) nitinol Enhanced hydrophilic guidewire for tortuous, distal, tight stenotic complex lesions
US Endovascular Victoria Super elastic nitinol 0.035 145, 180, 260 Straight/angled Super elastic nitinol core/proprietary hydrophilic coating

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