Vascular Solutions Inc. recently launched the Axis Wire, a 0.035-inch specialty guidewire that combines an extra stiff proximal shaft with a long super-floppy distal tip.
The Axis Wire is designed to offer the benefits of easy delivery combined with the protection of an atraumatic tip. Its heavy-duty proximal shaft provides support and pushability for device delivery, while its highly flexible and long distal tip facilitates atraumatic access and device placement. The coils of the Axis wire are pre-coated with a smooth PTFE coating. The Axis Wire is currently available in the U.S. in a 90 cm length, with 145 cm and 260 cm lengths expected to be available soon.