Obesity Firm Allurion Preps For Global Expansion, US Trial With Changes At Top
Intragastric balloon-maker Allurion is making some major changes in its executive suite to support its plan to expand its market reach.
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Allurion markets the Allurion Program, a unique temporary gastric balloon treatment paired with a digital health platform to support weight loss. Supported by $70m in new money from a merger with Compute Health Acquisition Corporation, the company hopes to submit a PMA to the FDA for system later this year.
The global market for minimally invasive weight loss devices is expected to grow to $290m by 2021, a CAGR of 16%, driven in large part by the rising obesity epidemic and associated Type 2 diabetes. Meddevicetracker expects that enhancements and innovations, particularly in the growing intragastric balloon market, and emerging technologies by smaller companies, will lead the growth in the overall weight loss devices market. In this feature, we'll take a closer look at the overall market and regional landscape and take a deep dive into the fastest-growing intragastric balloon segment, providing key insights from a bariatric surgeon on the pros and cons of these technologies.
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