Cook Medical announced the introduction of a two-in-one wire guide, the Motion Hybrid Wire Guide. This wire guide combines the features of a nitinol access wire guide and a Teflon fixed core wire guide into a single device.
Urologists may often use two different types of wire guides in a single procedure: an access wire guide and a safety wire guide. As a hybrid of the two, the Motion wire guide allows clinicians to streamline their procedures by reducing the number of wire guide exchanges during a procedure—potentially saving time and money.
“We are eager to introduce this product to urologists to simplify their procedures by offering them the option to use one hybrid wire guide in place of two wire guides,” says Jean-Marc Creissel, vice president and global leader of Cook Medical’s Urology division. “Additionally, inventory could be consolidated in certain cases because it is no longer necessary to stock both an access wire guide and a safety wire guide.”
The Motion wire guide is designed to provide access and control during a procedure with one wire. The Motion wire guide’s kink-resistant nitinol core and the flexible nitinol tip with hydrophilic coating facilitate the placement of the wire guide in order to establish access. The body of the Motion wire guide is Teflon-coated and constructed of tightly-wound stainless steel to help enable the passage of instruments and to provide control during the procedure.