Obesity Device Cleared in U.S. Tricks Brain With Electrodes

January 14, 2015 6:14 PM

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A first-of-its-kind weight-loss device from EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM:US), which uses implantable electrodes to trick the brain into thinking the stomach is full, was approved in the U.S.

The Food and Drug Administration cleared the Maestro Rechargeable System today, the first weight-loss device that targets the pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness.

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