Guidewires

With clinical applications like vascular access, cardiology, peripheral vasculature, gastroenterology, endourology and neurovascular applications, every procedure comes down to a single moment of truth: reaching the treatment zone. That is why so much rides on the quality of your guidewire…because if you can’t reach it, you can’t treat it.

Guidewires

As a guidewire leader and innovator, Heraeus provides customers with fully integrated, turnkey solutions that enhance clinical performance and improve supply chain management. We supply guidewires, components and wire based medical devices across the complete lifecycle, including design, product development, Regulatory Affairs and manufacturing.

The advantage is experience: many of our employees have come from other medical device companies, giving us deep understanding into the needs of our customers. Combined with our network of physician consultants, we thoroughly understand the clinical applications, how the devices are used and our customers’ requirements to provide unmatched insight into every development program. And we use those insights to discover innovative, cost-effective solutions to a variety of clinical guidewires requirements.

Technical Information

Guidewire Tip

Integrated In-House Process Capabilities

  • Guidewire manufacturing processes are tailored to the specific needs for your product.

State-of-the-Art In-house Manufacturing Technologies

  • Superelastic wire straightening
  • Core grinding
  • Flattening/annealing
  • Coatings: hydrophilic, ptfe
  • Joining: solder, welding, adhesive
  • Surface finishes: electropolishing, depth markers
  • Precision coil-winding
  • Packaging: hooped/pouched/sterile/labeled as well as bulk non-sterile options
  • Polymer reflow: full-length jackets, distal tips

Testing services

Regulatory services

Heraeus Material Expertise

Guidewire material options include:

  • Stainless Steel (core, coil)
  • Binary Nitinol (core)
  • Proprietary Triton® (core)
  • Platinum and Palladium (coil)
  • Bimetal (S/S proximal & Triton® distal) (core)
  • Tungsten, Gold-Plated Tungsten (coil)
  • Range of Polymers (distal tip/distal tip radiopacity)