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HEALTHCARE | Medical Devices & Equipment / Surgical Devices
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Founded Year

2004

Stage

Unattributed - II | Alive

Total Raised

$3.63M

Last Raised

$3.35M | 5 yrs ago

About BFKW

BFKW is the developer of The Full Sense Device, a temporary and reversible bariatric device, deployed and removed via endoscopy inducing long lasting satiety in a patient. It incorporates an esophageal component and a gastric disk connected by a support or strut. Full Sense Device is unique as it is designed to induce satiety and fullness in the absence of food by placing pressure on the distal esophagus and cardia of the stomach. The present invention utilizes a new principle of implied continuous satiation. Satiety created by the Full Sense Device does not interfere with other body functions, such as operation of normal reflux mechanism, bile ducts, taking of medications, and the like. Unlike gastric banding and gastric bypass which require the presence of food in the stomach to cause satiety (resulting in intermittent or incomplete satiety), the Full Sense Device induces continuous satiety without the need for food to be present in the stomach or without the need for major surgery.

BFKW Headquarter Location

489 Lehigh Dr SE

Ada, Michigan, 49301,

United States

616-528-0429

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Expert Collections containing BFKW

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BFKW is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Medical Devices.

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BFKW Patents

BFKW has filed 30 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Digestive system
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Abdomen
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

12/17/2018

9/28/2021

Esophagus disorders, Digestive system, Inflammations, Gastrointestinal tract disorders, Implants (medicine)

Grant

Application Date

12/17/2018

Grant Date

9/28/2021

Title

Related Topics

Esophagus disorders, Digestive system, Inflammations, Gastrointestinal tract disorders, Implants (medicine)

Status

Grant

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