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A medical guide wire for insertion into body channels for accessing specific inner body areas without major surgery. The guide wire comprises an elongated, flexible guide having a core of a shape memory alloy, the guide utilizing the two-way memory properties of the shape memory alloy to impart tip-deflecting and rotational movement to the guide wire in response to a controlled thermal stimulus.

Title
Flexible guide having two-way shape memory alloy
Application Number
7/256658
Publication Number
4984581
Application Date
October 12, 1988
Publication Date
January 15, 1991
Inventor
James D Stice
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Mary P Bauman
Gregory P Kaihoi
James R Haller
Assignee
Flexmedics Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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