IDEV has announced the US introduction and launch of a new line of interventional guidewires manufactured with a proprietary alloy combining strength with flexibility.
The SurePath guidewires are intended for everyday use in peripheral and coronary procedures, and were developed to be stronger than standard nitinol wires while simultaneously being more flexible than standard stainless steel wires, a company release states. The proprietary SurePath alloy displays excellent kink resistance, pushability, and steerability, it further notes.
“We are excited to introduce these wires to the market,” commented Trent Reutiman, IDEV’s vice president of Global Commercial Operations. “Different catheter-based procedures and physician preferences demand a range of guidewire characteristics and we believe that SurePath fills a significant gap in the marketplace for a device with a unique combination of strength and flexibility. SurePath is another example of IDEV bringing to market differentiated products that make a real difference to physicians and patients.”
Matthew Selmon from Austin Heart in Austin, TX remarked, “The shapeable tip holds well, and the torque was excellent. The wire works well as an everyday workhorse guidewire.”
The SurePath Guidewires was introduced at the New Cardiovascular Horizons annual meeting in New Orleans, 6–9 June, and are available for sale throughout the United States.