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Novashunt renamed Sequana as firm gears up for ALFApump Q3 launch

This article was originally published in Clinica

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NovaShunt, a specialist in automated implantable fluid removal systems, is now trading under the name Sequana Medical. The Zug, Switzerland firm said it wanted to ensure that the new company name was clearly differentiated from the names of its products. Sequana’s first product is ALFApump, an automated low-flow ascites (ALFA) pump system. The battery-powered device is implanted subcutaneously and removes ascites – excess abdominal fluid associated with liver cirrhosis, certain cancers and congestive heart failure – by transferring it to the bladder where it is eliminated through normal urination.

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