ASAHI Technology

June 13, 2017



ASAHI CHIKAI™ is designed as workhorse guide wire for neuro interventional procedures. 


CHIKAI family are as follows

                                                - CHIKAI, CHIKAI 10, CHIKAI  008, CHIKAI black, CHIKAI black 18.


CHIKAI, CHIKAI 10 and CHIKAI black are designed for aneurysm treatment and CHIKAI 008 is designed to be used with flow guided microcatheters.


CHIKAI black 18 is designed as guide wire for large ID microcatheter delivery and device delivery.


Adivsed guide wires


AVM/AVF/Meningioma - CHIKAI 008, CHIKAI 10


  - Requirements for these procedures :

        Small diameter control  - for reaching small distal vessels

        Shape retention ability to re-shape - for multiple vessel embolization

        Atraumatic tip - for safety in fragile vessels

        Device support - for carrying floppy microcatheters



CHIKAI 008 : for distal anatomy

                      small-sized vessels

                      best compatible with Balt microcatheters

 CHIKAI 10   : for mid-range to distal anatomy

                             larger sized vessels

                             best compatible with Covidien/ev3 microcatheters.


Aneurysm - CHIKAI, CHIKAI black, CHIKAI black 18

   - Requirements for guide wire :

          Control - for selecting branches

          Atraumatic tip - to prevent aneurysm perforation

          Device support - for carrying large-sized catheter

          Tracking capabilities - for navigating tortuousity

          Stability - for precise delivery of microcatheter


Stroke - CHIKAI black, CHIKAI black 18

   - Requirements for guide wire

          Control - for quickly reaching target vessel

          Lubricity - to ease microcatheter advancement, for going past thrombus

          Device support - for smooth delivery of microcatheters

          Supportive tip - for crossing the thrombus



CHIKAI(0.014' workinghorse guide wire)  -  first choice for aneurysm cases


CHIKAI black(0.014' guide wire with increased lubricity) 

            - for more complex cases

                  for 0.017' ID microcatheters(stroke)

                  for distal aspiration catheter placement(stroke)


CHIKAI black 18(0.018' reverse-tapered shaft specialty guide wire) 

           - for large microcateters(stent placement and flow diverter delivery)

                for 0.021' and larger microcatheters(stroke)

                proximal aspiration catheter placement(stroke)



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