Obesity is a big problem.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.
We want to change that.
Gelesis100 is a smart pill that is designed to treat the physiological symptoms of hunger without surgery, other invasive procedures or systemically absorbed drugs. It is designed to safely cause significant weight loss.
1. Twenty minutes before a meal, a patient swallows capsules containing Gelesis100 particles approximately the size of grains of salt.
2. Once in the stomach, these particles are released from the capsules and rapidly absorb water, hydrating to approximately one hundred times their dry weight.
3. After several hours (depending on meal size & content), the Gelesis100 particles will shrink, releasing part of the absorbed water.
4. The Gelesis100 particles then pass into the small intestine where they rehydrate and increase the elasticity and viscosity of the contents of the small intestine.
5. The Gelesis100 particles then pass into the large intestine where enzymes cleave the cross-linker of the Gelesis100 hydrogel causing most of the absorbed water to be released and absorbed by the body.
6. The cleaved hydrogel, which becomes much smaller in size, is then excreted from the body.