Product Datasheet

SORCERER
Intravascular Microguide-wire


1. Characteristics

SORCERER micro guides are made of a Nitinol core surrounded on the last 10 cm of its distal part by a radio opaque spring. The guide is covered by a layer of polymer which helps setting the Hydrospeed treatment.

The Nitinol core is progressively thinned in order to obtain a more and more supple and as non-traumatic as possible distal part.

Nitinol (an alloy with very good shape memory) gives Sorcerer guides an excellent resistance to kink. This makes Sorcerer guides very effective even in the most tortuous vessels.


Please find below the diagram of the Sorcerer :

SORCERER range :

Reference

Distal diameter (f1)

Proximal diameter (f2)

Distal shape

Use with

SOR007D

SOR007.45

SOR007

.007² (0,17 mm)

0,30 mm

Straight

45 ° angled

J curve

MAGIC 1,2F - 1,5F

BALTACCI 1,2F - 1,5F

SOR009D

SOR009.45

SOR009

.009² (0,23 mm)

 

Straight

45 ° angled

J curve

MAGIC 1,5F - 1,8F

BALTACCI 1,5F - 1,8F

SOR012D

SOR012.45

SOR012

.012² (0,30 mm)

 

Straight

45 ° angled

J curve

VASCO10  - MARCO10

COPERNIC

SOR014D

SOR014.45

SOR014

.014² (0,35 mm)

 

Straight

45 ° angled

J curve

VASCO18 – MARCO18

Sorcerer guides can be classified in 2 groups:
- the guides for use with Magic catheters (flow-dependant catheter)
- the guides for more rigid catheters (non flow-dependants).
The suppleness of Sorcerer 007 et 009 is indeed particularly well adapted to that of the MAGIC catheters.


2. 2. Uses


Guides are used in order to help the progression of catheters in the network of vessels. Once the guide has been positioned, the catheter glides on the guide to the desired place.

The suppleness and the flow-dependency of the MAGIC catheters means that they are usually used without a guide. However in some difficult cases, distal pedicles with weak flow or very sinuous vessel, a guide can be necessary.

The other types of catheters, Vasco or Marco, are used with a guide as they are not flow dependant and they must be guided to pass through tight curves.