Boston Scientific Launches Kinetix Guidewire
The Kinetix Guidewire features a micro-cut nitinol sleeve designed for significantly improved torque control compared to conventional spring coil guidewires. It is claimed that the Kinetix Guidewire represents the first major advance in coronary guidewire technology in nearly a decade.
The company will begin a phased launch of the Kinetix Guidewire immediately and expand to full product availability by next quarter.
The Kinetix Guidewire builds on Boston Scientific's Synchro Guidewires used in neurovascular interventions. The micro-cut nitinol sleeve and a nitinol distal core are designed to provide increased torque transmission and flexibility while providing a soft distal tip that physicians often demand in a workhorse guidewire.
Hank Kucheman, executive vice president and president of Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group, said: “We're pleased to begin offering this innovative technology that should help physicians simplify coronary angioplasty procedures. Kinetix reinforces our commitment to providing improved treatment options that promote better patient outcomes.”
Will the new launch help physicians coronary angioplasty procedures?
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