CAESAREA, Israel, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel treatment model for overweight and obesity using the Epitomee capsule device was presented at the IsraeLIVE Endoscopy International 2018 - "Endoscopy and Your Practice" & The Israeli Association of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Semi-Annual Meeting, held on June 26, 2018.
The treatment paradigm is based on a dose of two capsules a day. Each capsule contains one biodegradable device that acts on the stomach for several hours before it dissolves. The treatment is intended for an overweight and slightly obese population (BMI 25-35) who seeks effective, easy and safe assistance in losing their extra weight.
Professor Haim Shirin, Director of the Institute of Gastroenterology, Liver Diseases and Nutrition, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel, presented the concept saying, "The Epitomee capsule daily treatment has shown a meaningful reduction in weight as well as improvement in glycemic control and reduction in waist circumference. This self-use concept of the Epitomee capsule could represent a new direction in the way we treat overweight and obesity and could be very encouraging to many of my patients."
About the waist circumference reduction, Professor Shirin said, "While this might be looked at as only aesthetic improvement, we now know that the waist circumference is a metabolic risk predictor for obesity related comorbidities and the fact that it could be significantly reduced relatively easily is very encouraging to many of my patients.
"Our solution is unique and the only one that can actually be scaled up to treat billions of people who can benefit from it. Our device can deliver a range of benefits that impact health, wellness and quality of life, from weight loss and glycemic control to body shaping and circumference reduction. We are now working on making it available to the relevant patients in the market." Said Hashimshony, CEO of Epitomee.
About Epitomee Medical
Epitomee Medical was founded by Dr. Shimon Eckhouse with the purpose of developing a drug-free alternative for overweight and obesity. The company is privately held with offices in Caesarea, Israel. For more information, please visit www.epitomeemedical.com.
SOURCE Epitomee Medical