EnteroMedics Announces Receipt of European Patent Certificate
EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ:ETRM), a developer of minimally invasive medical devices to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the receipt of a European Patent Certificate. The Company was granted Patent number 2254659 titled “Treatment of excess weight by neural downregulation in combination with compositions.” The patent pertains to EU protection of a system for combination therapy and corresponds with the Company’s US intellectual property.
“As we develop our platform approach for the durable treatment of obesity, we are in parallel, continuing to strengthen our intellectual property portfolio which supports our proprietary technologies, methodologies and therapies,” said Dan Gladney, EnteroMedics’ President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. “We are pleased to have been granted the ‘659 patent as a continuation of these efforts.”
Information about the vBloc® System and vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy
You should not have an implanted vBloc System if you have cirrhosis of the liver, high blood pressure in the veins of the liver, enlarged veins in your esophagus or a significant hiatal hernia of the stomach; if you need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); if you have a permanently implanted, electrical medical device; or if you need a diathermy procedure using heat. The most common related adverse events that were experienced during clinical study of the vBloc System included pain, heartburn, nausea, difficulty swallowing, belching, wound redness or irritation, and constipation.
Talk with your doctor about the full risks and benefits of vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy and the vBloc System. For additional prescribing information, please visit www.enteromedics.com.
If you are interested in learning more about vBloc Therapy, please visit www.vbloc.com or call 1-800-MY-VBLOC.
About EnteroMedics Inc.
EnteroMedics is a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of technology to treat obesity and metabolic diseases. vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy, delivered by an FDA-approved pacemaker-like device called the vBloc® System, is designed to help patients feel full and eat less by intermittently blocking hunger signals on the vagus nerve. EnteroMedics recently acquired the Gastric Vest System™ through its acquisition of BarioSurg, Inc. The Gastric Vest is an investigational, minimally invasive, laparoscopically implanted medical device being studied for weight loss in morbidly obese patients. The device wraps around the stomach, emulating the effect of conventional weight-loss surgery, and enables gastric volume reduction without permanently changing patient anatomy.