Cook Medical said yesterday it launched the next-gen Acrobat 2 calibrated tip wire guide.
The Acrobat 2 is designed to provide greater tip flexibility to aid in ductal navigation, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said.
“We’re very excited to launch the Acrobat 2 wire guide. We’ve engineered the Acrobat 2 wire guide to give you the optimal combination of tip flexibility and pushability whether you are facing a routine ERCP or a complex procedure. The Acrobat 2 wire guide gives you the tool you need for reliable access to deliver therapy throughout the biliary and pancreatic ducts,” Cook Medical endoscopy prez Barry Slowey said in a prepared statement.
Cook Medical said that the Acrobat 2 guide features 29% greater pushability than its initial 0.035″ version of the Acrobat wire guide, as well as a 1 to 1 ratio of torqueability for rotation and the company’s Mark V system for high-contrast visualization of movement and depth of insertion.
The newly launched device also incorporates technology from the company’s interventional radiology biz to aid in navigating the biliary and pancreatic ducts.
In January, Cook Medical said it launched the Motion 2-in-1 hybrid wire guide designed for urology procedures. The device features both a nitinol access guidewire with a Teflon fixed core safety guidewire, the company said.
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