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October 14, 2019

A Plea for Common Decency on Obesity

In his namesake show on HBO, Bill Maher recently claimed that “fat isn’t a birth defect” and “fat-shaming doesn’t need to end, it needs to make a comeback.” [1] Just a few days prior to this, in his viewpoint [2] published in Radio Times, Michael Buerk writes “Leave couch potatoes alone. They’re weak, not ill.” He goes on to argue that letting obese individuals die away will ultimately save the UK precious healthcare dollars. In doing so, Buerk humiliates, dehumanizes, and degrades the nearly 2 billion people around the world who are overweight or obese, many of whom are our colleagues, friends,…

February 17, 2018

The Elipse Balloon in DietSpotlight

DietSpotlight recently wrote a comprehensive article on popular weight loss therapies and procedures. Here’s what they had to say about the Elipse Balloon: “The Elipse Balloon is the world’s first and only procedure-less intra-gastric balloon for weight loss. The balloon is swallowed in a capsule and filled with liquid in a 20-minute office visit. While in the stomach, the balloon is designed to help people feel full and encourage portion control. After four months, the balloon spontaneously opens, empties, and passes out of the body. The Elipse Balloon does not require surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia for either placement or removal.”…

August 22, 2017

Allurion’s Shantanu Gaur on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money

Allurion Technologies founder discusses his company’s non-invasive ‘balloon’ pill that helps treat obesity from CNBC.

June 8, 2017

Why Stomach Balloons are the Future of Healthcare

The rise of the balloon field is not only revolutionizing obesity but also emblematic of shifts occurring in healthcare systems all around the world. Dr. Shantanu Gaur explores these themes in his latest post on MedCityNews. Click here for the full post.

April 3, 2017

Allurion Repays Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

5 years ago, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center​ awarded us an Accelerator Loan that made the R&D and clinical testing possible for us to secure private investment. The loan program has helped countless companies grow and expand in Massachusetts. Today, we announce repayment of that loan! Thank you to the Center, Senator Karen Spilka​, and Governor Charlie Baker​ for your support. We will continue to make Massachusetts proud!

March 6, 2017

Elipse Balloon Multi-Center Study Published

We are pleased to announce the publication of our European multi-center trial results in Endoscopy! Thank you to our European investigators and patients who participated in a groundbreaking study on the Elipse Balloon.

March 5, 2017

Obesity is Complex. Why Aren’t its Treatments?

In a recent article on MedCityNews, Dr. Shantanu Gaur and Michael Fergusson (CEO of Ayogo) explore the next generation of more personalized obesity treatments. Click here for the article.

January 23, 2017

Allurion Named Finalist in Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit

We were honored to be finalists at the Lyfebulb – Novo Nordisk Innovation Summit. Here is a video of our founder, Dr. Shantanu Gaur, presenting the Elipse Balloon to a packed crowd!

May 6, 2016

Allurion Technologies’ Elipse Intragastric Balloon Receives Prestigious SAGES Innovation Award

Allurion Technologies announced today that its flagship product, the Elipse Balloon, has received the prestigious Emerging Technology Innovation Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). The Elipse Device is the world’s first procedureless™ intragastric balloon: it is placed and removed without surgery, endoscopy or anesthesia. It is the first intragastric balloon to receive this award. The Elipse System received European Union CE marking in late 2015 and is now available at leading weight loss centers in the United Kingdom, Italy and France. Plans for commercial expansion within Europe and in the Middle East are underway. For the…

April 14, 2016

Why have healthcare companies and physicians failed to solve the obesity epidemic?

In a recent guest post on MedCity News, Dr. Shantanu Gaur asks why healthcare companies and physicians have failed to solve the obesity epidemic. The answer has much more to do with how we treat the consumer than how we think about technology. Check out the article here!