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July 11, 2017

This Company Raised $27 Million for a Weight Loss Balloon You Can Swallow in a Pill

FORTUNE – Beyond diet and exercise, Americans who need to lose significant weight—whether to guard against diabetes, heart disease, or other obesity-related illnesses—don’t have a lot of ideal options. Bariatric surgery is invasive, risky, and expensive.

July 11, 2017

Allurion Raises $27 Million for Weight-Loss Tech

WSJ – Startup’s balloon-based system delivers weight loss without surgery

June 14, 2017

Ce que vous devez savoir sur le nouveau ballon gastrique sans anesthésie

MON COACHING MINCEUR – Une étude récente menée par des chercheurs italiens a démontré qu’un nouveau type de ballon gastrique, peut être inséré dans l’estomac sans endoscopie ou l’anesthésie. Une innovation bienvenue qui offre une nouvelle option thérapeutique aux personnes en surpoids.

May 31, 2017

El globo gástrico que no necesita cirugía y con el que los obesos pueden perder 12 kg en 3 meses

BBC – Cómo este globo gástrico entra y sale del cuerpo parece cosa de magia: llega al estómago en una cápsula y se evacúa en las heces automáticamente pasados los cuatro meses.

May 23, 2017

More Data on Balloon-in-a-Pill Show Almost 15% Weight Loss

MEDSCAPE – Results from another small trial with a novel intragastric balloon that can be swallowed without the patient requiring endoscopy or anesthesia show that the 42 participants lost an average of 15.6 kg (34 lb), or over 14% of their body weight, over the 16-week duration of the trial.

The patients involved in the study had an average BMI of 38.6 kg/mat the start of the study and in this case were put on a ketogenic, very low-calorie diet (700 kcal/day) diet for the last 4 weeks of the trial.

May 22, 2017

Obésité : résultats prometteurs pour un ballon gastrique

POURQUOI DOCTEUR – Avalé dans une gélule, évacué par les voies naturelles, un ballon gastrique gonflable a permis à des personnes obèses de perdre 15 kilos en l’espace de 4 mois.

Avaler un ballon pour mincir, cela peut sembler surprenant. C’est pourtant l’approche expérimentée par l’université Sapienza de Rome (Italie). Le dispositif a été implanté à plusieurs patients obèses avec succès. Les résultats de l’étude ont été présentés au Congrès européen sur l’obésité, qui se tenait à Porto (Portugal) du 17 au 20 mai.

May 20, 2017

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.

May 18, 2017

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

May 18, 2017

‘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.

May 18, 2017

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.”