Allurion expands in Natick, raises $60M
WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The privately held company has raised $60 million in capital, with its largest investor Romulus Capital in Boston, Gaur said. Friday’s ribbon cutting at its new facility doubled as Allurion’s 10th anniversary, and Gaur used the occasion to look both back and ahead. “In the next 10 years,” Gaur said, “we’ll ask, how can we have (customers) with us for not just four years but for decades?” With U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval expected next year and a market debut in late 2020, Gaur thinks the company can hit the 200,000-a-year figure in the next four or five years.
Allurion Technologies’ Elipse® Program Demonstrates Significant Weight Loss in Findings Presented at 24th World IFSO Congress
BUSINESS WIRE – Allurion Technologies, a pioneering leader in the development of innovative, scalable and trusted weight loss experiences, today announced results from three key abstracts presented at the 24th World IFSO Congress. The abstracts examine the Elipse Program — featuring the Elipse Balloon, the world’s first and only procedureless medical device for weight loss — and show significant decreases in both weight and cardiovascular disease markers, such as LDL cholesterol and hemoglobin A1c, in patients who have used the balloon for weight loss.
Allurion Technologies Completes Enrollment in Landmark Pivotal U.S. Clinical Trial for the Elipse® Balloon
BUSINESS WIRE – Allurion Technologies, a pioneering leader in the development of innovative, scalable and trusted weight loss experiences, today announces completion of enrollment in ENLIGHTEN, a United States clinical trial for the Elipse® Balloon –a procedureless™ gastric balloon for weight loss.
Weight loss balloon DOES help you shed pounds faster, three new studies find
THE SUN – The single-dose treatment, called Elipse, could help « potentially millions » of obese people blitz as much as three stone, experts said. The first of the three new studies looking at the effectiveness of the weight loss balloon examined 1,623 patients across seven different countries who had tried it. And Allurion’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Ram Chuttani said: « These presentations underscore the impact the Elipse Programme can have on overweight and obese individuals treated by a variety of practitioners in different clinical settings all over the world.
Mum who binged after son was born drops 3 dress sizes after swallowing a balloon
THE SUNDAY MIRROR – « I don’t have the balloon inside me anymore, but the new routine it’s set up is here to stay. I used to be a very anxious, negative person, but now I feel so confident and empowered. It’s changed my body and my mind, and I’ll never go back to how I was before. » Valeria Rebeque de Brityo, 42, from Surrey, had the Elipse last November.
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THE TELEGRAPH – Josephine Davies, a 52-year-old-midwife […] is halfway through her Elipse therapy and has lost one stone and four pounds in two months. “I’ve spent my life as a yo-yo dieter […] and as a nurse on shifts, have always struggled with hunger. But the balloon fills you up so you never feel hunger”
Man, 67, who dresses up as Father Christmas shed 5st by swallowing a BALLOON that inflated in his stomach – and now has to wear a fat suit to play Santa
THE DAILY MAIL – « I really didn’t feel a thing, and I was out within an hour. After that, I had very little appetite and would eat only around a quarter of what I’d eaten before. Within a week, I’d lost a stone. » Michael concluded: « It was the best money I’ve ever spent. I feel I’ve got my life back. I can walk a lot better than before, and going out the house is not a strain like it used to be. »
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EXPRESS – Michael said: “The whole experience of the Elipse Balloon has changed my life altogether, I am now walking a lot further. […] The balloon helped me to reprogram my mind on what I should eat and it’s enabled me to carry out everyday tasks – it’s given me my life back.” He has now lost five stone, initially weighing in at 21 stone. He is now a slimmer 16 stone 2 lbs.
Non-surgical gastric balloon launches into aesthetics market
AESTHETICS JOURNAL – Dr Gaur said, “I have seen the success that this product has had in weight management clinics specifically, however I see the potential for Elipse to be transformative in the aesthetics industry because there are so many aesthetic interventions that just are not affective unless you have lost some of the visceral fat from your abdomen. The training is straightforward and there is no endoscopy, no surgery and no anaesthesia required. So it’s something very scalable”
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ANTI-AGE MAGAZINE – To date, more than 10,000 patients worldwide have been won over by this innovation. Claire, age 42, Elipse patient, tells: “What convinced and reassured me about this programme is the guidance I received from the healthcare professionals and the astounding results. I lost 10 kilos in 4 months, which means I can now run without being out of breath. My children can’t believe it!”
Natick’s Allurion breaks new ground in the weight-loss market
THE METROWEST DAILY NEWS – Gaur and Levy developed the concept when they were second-year students at Harvard Medical School, and noticed a connection between obesity and almost every disease, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. […] According to Gaur, there are 70 million obese people in the U.S., but only 200,000 have weight-loss surgery.
Massachusetts doctors going the startup route
THE BOSTON GLOBE – “I realized that as a practicing physician or surgeon, the absolute impact I could have was constrained by what I could do with my two hands in 24 hours,” said Dr. Samuel Levy, 35, who planned to become a medical oncologist but instead helped found Allurion Technologies in 2009 to take on the obesity epidemic. […] Levy said he can help “patients halfway around the world while I am sleeping”.
Deflating obesity: Allurion hopes its new balloon can help patients with weight loss
WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL – The Elipse Balloon is already used in 12 countries in Europe and the Middle East, and Allurion expects to have its 10,000th patient by the end of the year after two years on the market. The company is now enrolling 400 patients for a clinical study in the United States, with a plan to receive results next year and win U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval by 2020.