Sion Black

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Sion Black
Name Sion Black
Image Sion Black.jpeg
Device type Guidewire
Class Frontline
Tip coating Polymer jacket, Hydrophilic
Shaft coating Polymer jacket, Hydrophilic
Tip load (gf) 0.8
0.8 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) 8.1
8.1 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) 12
12 cm
Usable length (cm) 190, 300
Manufacturer Asahi Intecc
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Sion Black is a frontline coronary guidewire from Asahi Intecc. It has a polymer jacket coating that provides greater lubricity increasing its ability to cross lesions that are long, severely stenosed, tortuous or calcified. It can also be used for collateral channel tracking. It has a tip load of 0.8 gf.