Sion Blue

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Sion Blue
Name Sion Blue
Image Sion Blue.jpeg
Device type Guidewire
Class Workhorse
Tip coating Silicone
Shaft coating Silicone, Hydrophilic
Tip load (gf) 0.5
0.5 gf
Tip diameter (inch) 0.014
0.014 inch
0.356 mm
Tip cross-sectional area (mm2) 0.099
0.099 mm²
Penetration force (gf/mm2) 5
5 gf/mm²
Core Composite
Tip shape Straight, J-shaped
Shaft diameter (inch) 0.014
0.014 inch
0.356 mm
Radiopaque length (cm) 3
3 cm
Spring coil length (cm) 20
20 cm
Usable length (cm) 180, 300
Manufacturer Asahi Intecc
Product page Link

Sion Blue is a coronary guidewire from Asahi Intecc. It has a silicon plus hydrophilic coating over the shaft and most of the coil; the tip of the coil is only coated with silicone. The non-hydrophilic tip, combined with the low tip load (0.5 gf) classifies it as a workhorse guide wire.