|Teleflex (TFX) Announces 510(k) Clearance and U.S. Launch of Spectre™ Guidewire|
Competitively-priced 0.014" workhorse guidewire designed for premium performance in coronary and peripheral interventions – stainless steel-nitinol core wires available in 190 cm and 300 cm lengths – with enhanced trackability and torque control
The Spectre Guidewire is engineered with a smooth stainless steel-to-nitinol dual-core transition that balances strength and agility. It’s a 0.014" guidewire available in 190 cm and 300 cm lengths with a distal hydrophilic coating and a proximal PTFE coating.
Approximately 70% of guidewires used in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are considered workhorse wires and are used to deliver catheters, balloons, stents, and other diagnostic and therapeutic devices. As a workhorse wire, the Spectre Guidewire was designed to be applicable to the majority of PCIs.
“We are excited to enter the large market for mainstream guidewires with
the introduction of Spectre, which offers high-end performance
characteristics at competitive prices in response to the demands of our
physician customers for more guidewire options,” said
The Spectre Guidewire is intended for use in percutaneous procedures to introduce and position catheters and other interventional devices within the coronary and/or peripheral vasculature.
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