Experience the Latest in Hydrophilic Technology

The Merit Laureate hydrophilic guide wire provides an optimum level of lubricity to cross the most difficult lesions and facilitates successful clinical outcomes in the most challenging procedures.

Durability and Lubricity

The resilient hydrated gel coating provides a constant fluid layer on the wire surface for optimum lubricity and long lasting durability.

Merit Laureate resilient hydrated gel coating
Merit Laureate Nitinol core wire

Enhanced Visibility

Nitinol core wire and radiopaque jacket are designed to provide enhanced visibility.

1:1 Torque Response

Designed to provide true 1:1 torque response to facilitate navigation and rapid vessel selection.

Merit Laureate Torque Control

Watch the Torque Control and Turn-for-Turn Responsiveness

Features & Benefits

Merit Laureate hydrophilic guide wires facilitate the placement of devices during diagnostic and interventional procedures. Its exceptional torque control, turn-for-turn responsiveness, and enhanced lesion crossability demonstrates high performance in navigating tortuous vessels. The hydrophilic coating demonstrates enduring lubricity and consistent surface coating adhesion. The Laureate was designed to reduce wire whipping, minimize friction, and to promote rapid catheter exchanges.

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Comparative torque testing showed the Merit Laureate guide wire consistently met the 1:1 torque target.

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Ordering Information

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Catalog NumberExpanded Family Name1Diameter (O.D.)LengthTip ShapeConfigurationFlexible Tip LengthCore AbbreviationSurface CoatingHCPCS Code
LWSTDA18150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)150 cm (59")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA18180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)180 cm (71")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA18260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)260 cm (102")Angled TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA1880Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA25150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.025" (0.64 mm)150 cm (59")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA25180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.025" (0.64 mm)180 cm (71")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA25260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.025" (0.64 mm)260 cm (102")Angled TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA35150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)150 cm (59")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA35180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)180 cm (71")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA35220Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)220 cm (87")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA35260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)260 cm (102")Angled TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA3580Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)80 cm (31.5")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA38150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)150 cm (59")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA38180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)180 cm (71")Angled TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDA38260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)260 cm (102")Angled TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS18150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)150 cm (59")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS18180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)180 cm (71")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS18260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.018" (0.46 mm)260 cm (102")Straight TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS25150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.025" (0.64 mm)150 cm (59")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS25260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.025" (0.64 mm)260 cm (102")Straight TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS35150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)150 cm (59")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS35180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)180 cm (71")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS35260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)260 cm (102")Straight TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS38150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)150 cm (59")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS38180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)180 cm (71")Straight TipStandard3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTDS38260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)260 cm (102")Straight TipStandard Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA35150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)150 cm (59")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA35180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)180 cm (71")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA35220Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)220 cm (87")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA35260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)260 cm (102")Angled TipStiff Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA3580Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)80 cm (31.5")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA38150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)150 cm (59")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA38180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)180 cm (71")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFA3880Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)80 cm (31.5")Angled TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFS35150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)150 cm (59")Straight TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFS35180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)180 cm (71")Straight TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFS35260EXMerit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)260 cm (102")Straight TipStiff Exchange3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFS38150Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)150 cm (59")Straight TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769
LWSTFS38180Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)180 cm (71")Straight TipStiff3 cmFHydrophilic CoatedC1769