PlenSat is a medical device Company developing a new approach to obesity control. The Company has conceived of a new device, The Digestible Balloon, which the Company believes will provide the benefits of bariatric surgery (stomach stapling, stomach banding, gastric bypass, and gastric balloon insertion) without invasive procedures. This new device will potentially provide ease of use and reversibility to the increasingly popular invasive approaches, including endoscopic procedures. These invasive procedures have demonstrated the ability to control excessive food consumption leading to life style changes and sustainable weight reduction in numerous studies.
The concept behind this is simple. Space filling devices and space constricting devices have been shown to be effective in some patients at controlling their appetite by inducing a feeling of fullness. PlenSat believes that the use of easily swallowed, safe food based devices will make this therapy more widely available.