Guidewires

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for guide wires used in interventional cardiology and interventional radiology. Guidewires are used to navigate vessels to target lesions so larger, less maneuverable treatment devices can be pushed over the wire to rapidly reach the lesion.

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Technology | January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014 — MediValve Ltd. announced that it has received clearance of a Pre-Marketing Notification Application...
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Feature | January 03, 2014 | Dave Fornell
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News | November 18, 2013
November 18, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the Medtronic’s recently initiated...
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Technology | October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013 — Terumo Interventional Systems announced the launch of the 0.018-inch Glidewire Advantage peripheral...
News | July 30, 2013
July 30, 2013 — Biotronik has launched its next generation of guidewires. Galeo Pro has a high tensile stainless steel...
Technology | July 18, 2013
July 18, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE...
Technology | May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013 — Vascular Solutions Inc. announced that it has re-launched the Venture catheter, a deflectable-tip...
Technology | March 19, 2013
March 19, 2013 — Terumo Interventional Systems expanded its family of Heartrail III Coronary Guiding Catheters to...
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Abbott's Mini-Trek balloon dilatation catheter.

Feature | February 22, 2013 | Dave Fornell
February 22, 2013 — Physicians have new tools for treating coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) after Abbott...
Boston Scientific Victory Crosswire Peripheral Artery Disease
Technology | October 11, 2012
October 11, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corporation has begun the U.S. and European launch of its Victory guidewire,...
News | February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Merit Medical Systems Inc....
News | February 09, 2012
February 9, 2012 — DSM announced a successful collaboration with medical manufacturer EPflex Feinwerktechnik GmbH to...
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Abbott's Hi-Torque BMW II guidewire.

Feature | Guidewires | March 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Tiny guide wires are designed to navigate vessels to reach a lesion or vessel segment. Once the tip of the device...
News | January 31, 2011
January 31, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a system for accessing and delivering...
Technology | October 13, 2010
October 13, 2010 – A new guidewire has been launched for use in challenging, small vessel peripheral angioplasty...