VIDEO – Elipse Balloon weight-loss device helps patients feel full
DAILY MAIL – Elipse Balloon from Allurion is a capsule that is swallowed, filled with water, and helps patients feel full forcing them to eat less.
Swallowable gastric balloon could help the obese lose weight without surgery
THE GUARDIAN – Although not a replacement for bariatric surgery, temporary balloon could be used as early intervention or for those who do not want, or cannot have, surgery
‘One-off pill’ can cause two stone weight loss, study finds
THE TELEGRAPH – Millions of Britons could lose more than two stone by taking a pill which contains a balloon, a study suggests.
The results – unveiled at the world’s largest obesity conference – showed it can be an effective alternative to weight loss surgery.
Balloon-pill swallowed with a glass of water and then inflated in the stomach helps seriously obese patients lose weight in just FOUR months
THE DAILY MAIL – But she [Dr Ienca] said although the results were impressive – change in behaviour afterwards was crucial, with patients being persuaded to eat less and do more exercise. “This is the real power of this treatment – combine the kick-off action of the device with the key role of the follow up. The balloon itself represents only a part of the treatment – we aimed to change the mindset of the patient. These are the pillars to be able to maintain the weight lost with the balloon as long as possible.”
Obesità: come dimagrire ingoiando un palloncino, ecco lo studio italiano
METEOWEB – Dimagrire ingoiando un palloncino: è la nuova strategia anti-obesità testata da un team di scienziati italiani e al centro di uno studio presentato in Portogallo al Congresso europeo sull’obesità (Eco) di Porto
Allurion Repays Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
MLSC – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and Natick-based Allurion Technologies announced that the company, which was awarded a $750,000 Accelerator loan from the MLSC in 2011, has repaid the loan with interest after a successful funding round from private investors.