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January 7, 2020

Allurion raises funds for swallowable weight loss balloon

MEDICAL DEVICE NETWORK – Allurion co-founder and CEO Shantanu Gaur said: “[…] We believe that our focus on a 360-degree consumer experience that delivers life-changing results has differentiated us from the competition and driven unprecedented demand. As a result, Allurion is now the leader in a new category with massive potential.”

January 7, 2020

Allurion Technologies Raises $34M in New Funding

BUSINESS WIRE – Allurion Technologies, a pioneering leader in the development of innovative, scalable and trusted weight loss experiences, today announced $34M in new funding through a securities financing and a growth capital term loan. […] The company intends to use these proceeds to continue growing internationally and, subject to obtaining approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), launching their revolutionary weight loss program in the United States.

January 7, 2020

Weight-loss balloon company gets another $34m in funding

BOSTON GLOBE – The sum includes $20 million in venture capital from investors such as New Hampshire-based Novalis LifeSciences and Boston-based Romulus Capital. It also includes a $14 million growth capital term loan from Bridge Bank that Allurion’s chief executive said was a vote of confidence in its product. […] Marijn Dekkers, the founder and chairman of Novalis LifeSciences and former chief executive of Bayer and Thermo Fisher Scientific, said Allurion is taking a “cutting-edge approach to one of the world’s largest unmet medical needs.”

January 7, 2020

Local company behind weight-loss balloon raises $34 million in new funding

WCVB CHANNEL 5 BOSTON – “More than 20,000 devices have already been distributed across 25 countries, with over half shipped this year alone,” officials announced. […] “We have experienced exponential growth over the past 3 years and […] we expect our rapid ascent to continue,” says Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and CEO of Allurion.


January 7, 2020

Allurion Technologies Raises $34M in Funding

FINSMES – The company intends to use the funds to continue growing internationally and, subject to obtaining approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), launching their weight loss program in the United States. […] The company previously announced that it had completed enrollment in just 5 months for ENLIGHTEN, its landmark pivotal trial for FDA approval. Allurion plans to submit its Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Application to FDA next year as it continues its path toward FDA approval.

January 7, 2020

Allurion Technologies Raises $27 Million in Series C Funding to Take Weight Loss Product Mainstream

GUIDED SOLUTIONS – “Allurion’s frictionless approach to a massive and pervasive problem represents not just a novel product, but an entirely unique approach to medical innovation – lean, agile, and focused on treating patients as discerning consumers,” said Krishna K. Gupta, Founder of Romulus Capital. “We’ve partnered with Allurion’s world-class team from the beginning. I am excited about this next stage of growth, now that the company has proven commercial success in its initial markets.”

January 3, 2020

Weight loss: I lost five stone in nine months by having a balloon inflated in my stomach

THE SUN – Week after week she was losing more weight – and also noticed a huge shift in her mindset. “One of the biggest things I have learnt is how to identify when I’m actually hungry” she said. “Before, I thought I was hungry almost constantly – but now I know I wasn’t, I just wanted food. I’d emotionally eat, or do it out of boredom, or because the food was there – not because I actually had to. Every pound I lost gave me that push to keep going”

December 11, 2019

Ballon gastrique : zoom sur le modèle Elipse d’Allurion

BEAUTÉ-TEST – L’utilisation du ballon Elipse d’Allurion s’inscrit dans un programme d’amincissement d’une durée idéale de plus de six mois. Si la pose elle-même ne dure que seize semaines, le patient est en effet suivi par un(e) psychologue, un(e) nutritionniste, mais aussi éventuellement un(e) kinésithérapeute un mois avant, de manière à optimiser les résultats à venir. Autrement dit, les aspects psychologiques comme physiques sont pris en compte dans le programme.

December 11, 2019

J’ai testé le ballon Elipse d’Allurion

BEAUTÉ-TEST – “Mon bilan personnel : Je ne regrette en rien l’expérience avec mon petit ballon. Il m’a permis d’amorcer une perte de poids, tout en me poussant à m’écouter davantage et à mieux comprendre ma relation avec l’alimentation”

October 10, 2019

Pose de ballon gastrique : une première à La Réunion

CLICANOO – Fière de proposer cette nouvelle technique, la clinique y voit une petite révolution “car le ballon intra-gastrique (…) ne nécessite aucun examen invasif, avec des risques minimes, une efficacité et une qualité maximale”.