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This is a composite guidewire for use in a catheter. It is used in medical procedures that involve accessing specifically targeted inner body areas without major surgery. The composite guidewire is especially useful for accessing peripheral soft tissue targets. The guidewire may be a multi-section guidewire assembly preferably having super-elastic alloy ribbon braided reinforcements along at least a portion of the core. The guidewire core may be of a stainless steel or a high elasticity metal alloy, preferably a Ni--Ti alloy. A variation of the guidewire also preferably includes a braid on the exterior of the core wire with an exterior polymeric coating to the most distal portion of the assembly and preferably assembled using adhesives such as epoxies.

Title
Micro-braided guidewire
Application Number
8/686887
Publication Number
5827201
Application Date
July 26, 1996
Publication Date
October 27, 1998
Inventor
Kim Nguyen
San Jose
CA, US
Gene Samson
Milpitas
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Target Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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