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Aspire Bariatrics Inc.

Fighting morbid obesity with stomach aspiration

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

An ideal minimally invasive bariatric technology should be safe, easily implantable, suitable as a permanent therapy, and allow patients to eat a normal diet. Aspire Bariatrics Inc. thinks its solution fits the bill. With the AspireAssist Aspiration Therapy System, patients have control over their weight loss as they are able, about 20 minutes after a meal, to drain a portion of their stomach contents through an endoscopically implanted tube, thus reducing the number of calories absorbed by the body.

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