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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

ne Apovian, MD, Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center and leading obesity clinician; Allan Geliebter, PhD, Senior Attending Psychologist, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, pioneer of the gastric balloon;  Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and a leading researcher in gastric bypass surgery; and Stephen Woods, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Obesity Research Center at the University of Cincinnati who discovered fundamental mechanisms of satiation.

"We're extremely fortunate to have the support of so many of the world's leading scientists in obesity, polymer science and drug development.  I'm delighted that John LaMattina will be joining this stellar group and his input has already been critical to the company's strategy," said Yishai Zohar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gelesis.

The Attiva technology is the result of 15 years of research and was invented by Drs. Alessandro Sannino, from the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy),  Prof. Luigi Ambrosio, from the National Research Council (CNR), and Prof. Luigi Nicolais, from University of Naples 'Federico II' and former Minister of Innovation of the Italian Republic.


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