Terumo launches new peripheral guidewire
Terumo Interventional Systems has launched its Glidewire Advantage peripheral guidewire, a single wire that allows operators to both cross the lesion and deliver interventional devices such as balloons and stents.

The Somerset, N.J.-based company said the new guidewire combines its Glidewire construction on the distal 25 cm with a spiral PTFE [polytetrafluoro ethylene] coating on the proximal end. The result is a guidewire that navigates and crosses the lesion, while also providing the operator with a tactile feel for device placement. The two wire sections are fused together using Terumo’s DuoCore technology.