Retail site to focus exclusively on treating qualified individuals with the Obalon Balloon System
SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN), a vertically integrated medical technology company with the first and only FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity, announces that it has entered into a commercial lease for its first Company-owned weight loss center. As part of a strategy to increase patient access and utilization of its novel gastric balloon weight loss system, Obalon intends to own and operate a network of retail centers throughout the United States that focus solely on patients wishing to lose weight using the Obalon Balloon System. The first Obalon retail center will be located in San Diego and the Company is targeting this fall for its grand opening.
“We are transitioning the business with the intent to create a network of Obalon retail centers in the United States, where patients can access our novel weight loss treatment in an environment dedicated to a standardized experience and achieve the most successful outcomes,” said Bob MacDonald, Obalon’s Chief Retail Officer. “We have shown in the past that patient interest in the Obalon Balloon System has been high with moderate direct-to-consumer marketing, and we believe Obalon-owned centers may provide a more efficient means to convert patient interest into Obalon customers. We are targeting the opening of our first center in San Diego this fall.”
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Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN) is a San Diego-based company focused on developing and commercializing novel technologies for weight loss. For more information, please visit www.obalon.com.
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