Navigation Links
A Unique Endoluminal Approach for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity Selected for Presentation at the 2009 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
Date:10/14/2009

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ValenTx, Inc. announces the presentation of the first clinical study of their endoluminal approach for the treatment of morbid obesity at the 2009 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. The ValenTx procedure is enabled by an implantable and removable sleeve that mimics the mechanisms of gastric bypass surgery without the risks associated with that procedure.

In a collaborative study led by physicians from the University of California San Diego Medical Center and the Imperial College of London, and conducted at the Hospital San Jose de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, 12 patients underwent the implantation of the ValenTx bypass sleeve during a 12-week trial. Patients completing the study achieved an average excess weight loss of 39.5%.

"I'm very excited to present this work at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress," said Dr. Bryan J. Sandler, co-author on the study and presenter of the scientific paper. "This initial trial indicates that we can significantly reduce excess weight and positively impact the co-morbidities commonly seen in this patient population."

"We are very honored that the study of our device has been chosen for presentation at the ACS meeting," said James Wright, President of ValenTx. "We see the selection as an affirmation of our clinical focus: to develop a device with the proven therapy mechanisms of a highly effective bariatric procedure, but to enable this in a safer, less invasive manner."

In addition to an oral presentation of the study at the ACS Congress, a video presentation was accepted for the prestigious event. The clinical study will also be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

"This is very promising data," said Santiago Horgan, M.D., Director of UCSD's Center for the Treatment of Obesity and lead author on the study. "Furthermore, our experience with this device reveals the potential for a completely incision-less and reversible, outpatient procedure in the future."

The study concluded that the ValenTx device could be safely implanted and removed in all patients. In addition to achieving significant weight loss, diabetic patients in the study maintained normal fasting blood glucose levels, without anti hyperglycemic medications during the trial.

About ValenTx

ValenTx, Inc. is developing a less-invasive, implantable medical device to address morbid obesity. The Company's founding principle was to emulate the proven mechanisms of gastric bypass surgery, but with a less invasive, implantable, and removable device. ValenTx was initially funded by leading medical technology venture capital investors, Sapient Capital, EDF Ventures, Kaiser Permanente, Affinity Capital Partners, and T-Gap Ventures. A recent fundraising was led by SV Life Sciences and also included Covidien Ventures. ValenTx is based in Carpinteria, California.

SOURCE ValenTx, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE ValenTx, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Spit for the Cure Offers Unique Opportunity for Women to Participate in Breast Cancer Research
2. ANX-201 Demonstrates a Unique Resistance Profile in Preclinical Tests
3. Peregrine Researchers Present New Preclinical Data at AACR Annual Meeting Confirming Unique Anti-Tumor Mechanism of Bavituximab
4. Unique Hearing Aid Receives Patent Protection
5. IlluminOss Medical Announces First Human Case Utilizing a Unique, New, Minimally Invasive Technology for Fracture Repair is Performed at Medical Hospital del Trabajadar in Santiago, Chile
6. Healthpoint Initiates Phase II, Dose-Finding Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of a Unique Cell Based Therapy in Venous Leg Ulcers
7. CDC Analysis Finds Unique Social and Behavior Intervention Helps Reduce MRSA Rates Up to 62% in Study Hospitals
8. Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data
9. Music & Medicine: Unique Collaboration Combines Performing Arts and Science
10. Bionovos Estrogen Receptor Beta Selective Drugs Have Unique Gene Expression and Cell Type Specificity
11. National Cancer Institute Research Identifies Unique Mechanism of Brostallicins Anti-Tumor Effectiveness
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/7/2017)... , June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: ... of two Phase 2 trials of its RSV F protein ... child bearing age have been published in the journal ... have been shared in prior scientific conferences). The Company previously ... April 2014. Novavax is developing the RSV F Vaccine with ...
(Date:6/2/2017)... Mass. , June 2, 2017  NxStage Medical, ... renal care, today announced new findings demonstrating positive biochemical ... ® System One™. The data will be presented ... in Madrid, Spain . ... to Improve Home Dialysis Network in Europe ...
(Date:5/29/2017)...  Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP ; TASE: ... functional selection of stem cells, today provided a corporate ... ended March 31 st , 2017. ... first quarter of 2017," said Dr. Shai Yarkoni, Chief ... treatment of the first blood cancer patient in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... The parent company ... in employee engagement. Omaha-based C&A Industries, a national leader in staffing and ... in North America for 2017. The annual award, issued by Achievers, ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... http://www.fdanews.com/fdaeumdregs      , No matter on which side of the Atlantic devicemakers ... medical device regulations they have to follow. , In addition to the full text ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... Eating disorders have the highest mortality ... at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder in ... qualified treatment providers. The iaedp Foundation meets this challenge by offering what has become ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... American Farmer proudly announces the participation of ... winning television series, scheduled to broadcast fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at ... supplier of garden pea seed. As demand grew, the small company located in Moscow, ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... insurance management and financial planning assistance to clients in southern Montana, is announcing ... offered by Zoo Montana. , The outreach programs offered by Zoo Montana provide ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):