PRODUCTS

Guide wires

EPflex guide wires are high-tech instruments. Manufactured and developed on the basis of years of experience and outstanding expertise. We offer a wide range of stainless steel and nitinol guide wires for a wide variety of applications – tailored to your requirements.

Nitinol stone retrieval devices

EPflex stone retrieval devices are manufactured with the highest precision and guarantee the best quality when using nitinol. This makes us the perfect solution for urological and gastroenterological procedures.

Snares

EPflex snares are flexible instruments that allow easy capture and removal of foreign bodies. Due to the use of nitinol, our snares are particularly resistant to buckling and deformation. Snares can be equipped with a gold-coated head in order to provide enhanced radiopacity.

Stylets

EPflex stylets are manufactured individually according to your requirements. Whether ground or unpolished, coated or uncoated, we can use a large stainless steel and nitinol wire bearing for this purpose.

Packaging

EPflex products and components are high-tech instruments used in human medicine. We remain fully aware at all times of the special responsibility this bestows on us – from production to sterilisation – and it is one that we undertake using the best possible packaging options.

APPLICATIONS

Urology

Guide wires are used in the field of urethral and renal endoscopy for rigid or flexible ureterorenoscopy (URS, retrograde procedures such as double-J inserts, antegrade procedures such as PCNL nephrostomy and other applications).

Products
Various guide wires from the EPflex basic range and, depending on indication and requirements, individually combined of stainless steel, nitinol with PTFE or hydrophilic coating in different lengths, diameters and stiffness levels.

  • Lunderquist wires
  • Schüller wires
  • Combi Line
  • Basic Line
  • Movable Line
  • Hydro Line
  • Niti Line
  • Stripe Line

Gastroenterology

Guide wires used in endoscopic gastroenterology allow the probing of the bile duct and pancreatic channels and, in addition, the overcoming of narrowings and strictures to enable a following therapeutic intervention.

Products
The EPflex range offers the most suitable guide wires for all forms of ERCP and other endoscopic procedures.

  • Basic Line
  • Combi Line
  • Niti Line
  • Stripe Line
  • MR Line (as special guide wire with tested dielectric strength when applying with HF current)

Interventional Cardiology

Guide wires for interventional procedures of the central circulatory system must meet the highest requirements: Distinctive kink resistance and high torsional strength along with exceptional flexibility. Besides, guide wires must provide an excellent radiopaque visibility. Arterial access for these procedures is possible either via the femoral artery (arteria femoralis) or via the brachial artery (arteria brachialis).

Products
EPflex offers most suitable guide wires for all accesses of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), special indications such as chronic total occlusions (CTO), stent implantations with AAA or CAS, transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVI), insert of central venous catheters and many others.

  • Niti Line
  • Basic Line
  • Micro Line
  • Movable Line
  • MR Line

Peripheral angioplasty and other minimally invasive procedures

Guide wires are used as a guide rail for probing and a subsequent catheter insertion during interventions in the peripheral vascular system that are performed on the basis of the Seldinger technique. Other catheter systems also use guide wires for insertion, both into arterial and into venous vessels. Arterial access is possible either via the femoral artery (arteria femoralis) or via the brachial artery (arteria brachialis). Exemplary indications are: PTA, intravascular, hemodynamic catheters or ports.

Products
EPflex offers most suitable guide wires for different catheter systems.

  • Niti Line
  • Basic Line
  • Micro Line
  • Movable Line