21 intriguing new ideas and trailblazing people
BOSTON GLOBE – Free college for Boston students, an Alzheimer’s hope, weight loss in an (inflatable) pill, and more.
Lyfebulb and Novo Nordisk A/S announce the ten patient entrepreneur finalists for the Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award
GLOBE NEWSWIRE – The Award Recognizes Patient Entrepreneurs’ Innovative Efforts and Ideas for Management of Diabetes Using Consumer Products, Medical Devices, or Healthcare Information Technologies
Expanding in Stomachs and in Europe, Allurion Adds $6M for Anti-Obesity Device
XCONOMY BOSTON – Plenty of companies sell pills for weight loss or obesity treatment. None of them are quite like Allurion Technologies.
Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill
TECHCRUNCH – Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity.
Allurion Technologies’ Elipse™ Intragastric Balloon Receives Prestigious SAGES Innovation Award
BUSINESS WIRE – Allurion Technologies announced today that its flagship product, Elipse, has received the prestigious Emerging Technology Innovation Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Santé : le ballon gastrique
FRANCE 3 – Céline Vaconsin, médecin généraliste et son invité Nicolas Veyrie, chirurgien, nous présentent un nouveau ballon gastrique développé par une entreprise américaine pour le traitement de l’obésité : il s’ingère dans une gélule sans nécessiter d’endoscopie.
Allurion Technologies’ Elipse™ Gastric Balloon Receives European Marketing Approval
MARKET WIRED – World’s First Procedureless Weight Loss Device Offers a New Treatment Option for Overweight and Obese Individuals
This ‘Balloon in a Pill’ Expands in Your Stomach to Kill Food Cravings
SCIENCE ALERT – For people who find it hard or impossible to lose weight via conventional methods, surgical options such as lap band procedures are one way of reducing people’s appetites – by physically limiting the amount of free space the stomach has to offer.
The ‘Balloon Pill’: What you need to know about new appetite reducer
TODAY – A potential breakthrough in the battle against the bulge was announced in Los Angeles this week: a new weight-control device that involves a balloon, and does not involve surgery. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.