Cook Medical has unveiled a so called “two-in-one” wire guide for urologists that often end up using two wire guides in one procedure. The Motion Hybrid features nitinol, a memory alloy, as an access wire guide, and Teflon for the fixed core wire guide, all in one device. This can speed up procedure times since there’s fewer wire guide exchanges necessary.
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.
“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,” said 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.