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Gelesis Unveils Novel Non-Invasive Capsulated Device for Obesity and Presents Clinical Data; Appoints Former Pfizer R&D President to Board
Date:4/22/2010

linkTrackVars='prop5,eVar3,prop15';s.prop5='External Link';s.eVar3=s.prop5;s.prop15='91801134';s.tl(this,'o','ExternalLink');" target='_blank' href="http://www.gelesis.com/">Gelesis, Inc., an obesity and diabetes-focused medical technology firm that has, until today, been in "stealth mode" regarding its technologies. Gelesis has two programs in clinical development, Attiva™, the subject of the data presented, and Gellica™, an Israeli biocompatible hydrogel. Gelesis also announced today that Dr. John LaMattina has joined the company's Board of Directors. Dr. LaMattina is the former President, Pfizer Global Research and Development and Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc.

"The growing obesity epidemic is having a cascading effect which will drive up the incidence of type 2 diabetes and heart disease," said Dr. LaMattina, "I'm excited about the Gelesis technology because it is a non-pharmacological approach and can potentially provide people with a novel way to gain control of their weight safely and efficaciously."

Gelesis was co-founded by PureTech Ventures, Exotech Biosolutions and a scientific advisory board of renowned obesity experts and scientists that includes: Dr. Hill;  Caroli
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