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    Leading hydrophilic coated guidewire has new U.S. distributor

    Center Valley, PA—Olympus has partnered with Terumo Corp. to be the exclusive distributor of the GLIDEWIRE Urologic Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire, a device cleared by the FDA for urologic use. The GLIDEWIRE is used during minimally invasive urology procedures such as ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and lithotripsy to help advance devices and enable easy tracking of urologic instruments, catheters, and stents, according to Olympus. It’s designed to help physicians address the triple aim of the Affordable Care Act: improving quality of care, reducing health care costs, and enhancing patient satisfaction. Key features include kink resistance, tapered core wire at the hydrophilic distal tip designed to reduce trauma, highly lubricious coating, and availability in 24 options, including standard and stiff shaft, as well as multiple tip configurations, including straight, angled, and Bentson-type tips. 

    For more information, visit www.medical.olympusamerica.com.

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