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January 4, 2017

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.

October 27, 2016

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

May 17, 2016

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.

May 17, 2016

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.

May 7, 2016

The latest diet plan… swallow a balloon: Novel device is filled with water in your stomach and reduces your desire to eat

THE DAILY MAIL – Monica Nava, 42, from Surrey, is one of the first Britons to have the device fitted. She has already shed more than a stone. She said: “It took me a few tries to swallow the capsule with a glass of water. After it’s been filled you feel strangely heavy and full. But within a week, I’d stopped noticing it.”

May 5, 2016

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

December 25, 2015

How swallowing a balloon will help you beat the bulge: Hi-tech inflatable that pops after four months given approval for use in the UK in the battle against obesity

THE DAILY MAIL – The new type of gastric balloon, which has just been approved for use in the UK, is designed to help those who find it impossible to lose weight through normal diets. But unlike existing products, no surgery is required to insert or remove it. Instead, the patient swallows a tiny capsule containing the deflated Elipse balloon, which is made from a delicate polymer film.

December 8, 2015

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).

November 5, 2015

Experimental weight-loss device you swallow like a pill

CBS NEWS – Could losing weight ever be as easy as swallowing a pill? Preliminary research suggests the answer may very well be yes.

November 5, 2015

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.