Technology | October 30, 2013

Terumo Interventional Systems Expands Line of Glidewire Advantage Peripheral Guidewires

New 0.0180-inch wire reduces need for multiple wire exchanges

Terumo cath lab guidewires glidewire advantage 0.0180 peripheral

October 30, 2013 — Terumo Interventional Systems announced the launch of the 0.018-inch Glidewire Advantage peripheral guidewire during the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Francisco.

The guidewire is intended to enable physicians to confidently cross the lesion, deliver the interventional device and maintain access throughout the procedure using a single wire. With the addition of a new size, the Glidewire Advantage line of specialty guidewires can now be used in a broader range of procedures, including visceral, above-the-knee and below-the-knee applications.

Terumo employs its proprietary DuoCore technology that fuses the original hydrophilic-coated Glidewire construction with a stiffer nitinol core encapsulated by a spiral, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating. This design eliminates the need for multiple wire exchanges, which may reduce the risk of patient complications.

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