(Reuters) – Lotta Bosnyak takes extra time to chew the blueberries in her yogurt. Otherwise, she said, the device she credits with saving her life will not work. The tube Bosnyak is referring to has been implanted into her stomach. She turns a valve and, standing over a toilet, drains out the yogurt. The 52-year-old […]
Aspire Bariatrics wins FDA nod for weight-loss stomach tube
Aspire Bariatrics said yesterday it won FDA premarket approval for its AspireAssist device designed to treat obesity by draining a portion of the stomach’s contents after meals. The system is placed through the insertion of a tube in the stomach via a small incision in the abdomen, with a disk-shaped port valve that lies outside the […]
Mass. Life Sciences Center awards $2.2M to 3 local startups | Funding Roundup
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awarded a total of $2.2 million in loans to 3 Boston-area life sciences startups – Allurion Technologies, Paragonix Technologies and Intelligent Bio-Systems.
The quasi-public agency’s flagship Accelerator Program provides loans up to $750,000 to early-stage life sciences companies as a part of Massachusetts’ 10 year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative.