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US Device Guide / Diagnostic Wires

Company Name Product Name Type (Fixed Core or Movable Core) Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Coating Type (Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic) Comments
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Emerald Diagnostic Guidewires Fixed core 0.025, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035, 0.038, 0.065 150, 175, 260 Standard, heavy-duty, core wire, firm, LT (Newton), LLT (Bentson), extra floppy, Amplatz, super stiff PTFE
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Emerald Diagnostic Guidewires Movable core 0.032, 0.035, 0.038 150 Standard, extra firm, firm PTFE 4-cm handle
Galt Medical Corporation Galt Wire Fixed core 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Standard, J
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 Hydrophilic Super elastic nitinol core with polyurethane jacket and proprietary Glide technology hydrophilic coating; available in standard and stiff shaft
Abbott GuideRight Fixed core 0.021, 0.025, 0.028, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035, 0.038, 0.065 50, 80, 150, 180, 260 1.5-, 3-, 6-, 15-mm J, standard, firm, Bentson, Rosen, Newton LT, Amplatz, super stiff, double distal ends MicroGlide coated Stainless steel precision coil winding with internal safety design for reliability and control; proprietary surface finishing for lasting lubricity
Abbott GuideRight Movable core 0.035, 0.038 150 Standard, Amplatz, straight, 3-mm J MicroGlide coated Stainless steel precision coil winding with internal safety design for reliability and control; proprietary surface finishing for lasting lubricity
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, 8 cm Hydrophilic Nitinol core (for fluoroscopic visualization); polyurethane jacket with hydrophilic coating; standard and stiff shaft
Medtronic Hi-Torque Flex-T Fixed core 0.018 145, 200, 295 Straight MicroGlide coated Supportive and steerable tapered guidewire
Abbott HydroSteer Nitinol core, long-taper core 0.018, 0.035, 0.038 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled, J Hydrophilic Excellent steerability for improved maneuvering through tortuous vessels, lubricious hydrophilic coating over a nitinol wire to reduce friction and enhance navigation through difficult vasculature
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. InQwire Amplatz Guide Wires Fixed 0.035, 0.038 75, 145, 180, 260 1, 3.5, 4, 6, 7; 3-mm J-shaped tip Hydrophobic Additional guidewire support to advance catheters through the vasculature
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. InQwire Guide Wires J-tip fixed core, straight-tip fixed core, J-tip movable core, straight-tip movable core 0.014, 0.018, 0.021, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight; Bentson 23-cm flex; Bentson short taper 10-cm flex; Newton LT, LLT, and LLLT flex tips; super stiff straight tip; Rosen/1.5 mm; J1.5, J3, J6, J15 mm; double-flex ended exchange, 260-cm straight, and J-tip PTFE coated Proprietary PTFE precoated wires for increased lubricity and durability; finger straightenable; proprietary heparin process designed specifically to work in conjunction with the PTFE coating for improved performance
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. InQwire Marker Wire Fixed core 0.018 80, 120 Straight, 20-cm nitinol Hydrophilic Marks at 5 and 10 cm
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 Hydrophilic Proprietary nitinol-core wire provides excellent 1:1 torque control; enhanced coating technology provides enduring lubricity for rapid vessel selection
Medtronic LOC Extension Fixed core 0.018 115 Straight MicroGlide coated Converts a 145- or 175-cm length to an exchange length ≥ 260 cm
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. MAK (Mini Access Kits) - Wires Mandrel 0.018 40, 60, 80 Stainless steel with stainless steel, platinum, or palladium coil tip; nitinol with platinum or palladium coil tip
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Prelude Sheath Wire Stainless steel coil or plastic jacketed 0.018, 0.021, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 45, 50, 80 Straight floppy, angled, or double-ended (3-mm J and floppy)
Pediavascular Spring Wire Fixed 0.030 140 J tip, straight Hydrophilic 2-cm floppy tip
Medtronic TAD Fixed core 0.035, tapering to 0.018 145, 200, 300 Straight PTFE coated Supportive and steerable tapered guidewire
Medtronic TAD II Fixed core 0.035, tapering to 0.018 145, 200, 260 Straight PTFE coated Supportive and steerable tapered guidewire
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Tenor Steerable Micro Guide Wire Stainless steel/platinum tip 0.014, 0.018 165 Straight and angled shapeable Hydrophilic Stainless steel core wire for pushability; hydrophilic-coated polyurethane section for excellent vascular tracking with a platinum tip for high visibility
Abbott TigerWire Steerable 0.035 150, 180, 260, 300 Standard, straight; floppy, exchanged, angled MicroGlide coated Unique flexibility zones offering supportive wire design for efficient tracking and positioning through tortuous vasculature; flexible, soft atraumatic tip enables access to target lesions
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Extension System Fixed core 0.035 155 Straight/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Floppy Tip, Exchange Length Fixed core 0.035 260, 300 Straight/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Floppy Tip, Extension Compatible Fixed core 0.035 145, 175 Straight/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Modified J Tip, Exchange Length Fixed core 0.035 260, 300 Modified J/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Modified J Tip, Extension Compatible Fixed core 0.035 145, 175 Straight/shapeable, modified J/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Standard Tip, Exchange Length Fixed core 0.035 260, 300 Straight/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design
Medtronic Wholey Guide Wire System: Standard Tip, Extension Compatible Fixed core 0.035 145, 175 Modified J/shapeable, straight/shapeable MicroGlide coated Supportive wire with soft, shapeable tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature; core-to-tip design

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