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A collaborative team, led by Professor Louis Phee, Dean of Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and Professor Lawrence Ho, a clinician-innovator at NUHS and a gastroenterogist at NUH, has developed a self-inflating weight management capsule, known as EndoPil. 

EndoPil is designed to combat obesity, offering a potentially non-invasive alternative in addressing the global obesity epidemic. This prototype capsule contains a balloon that can be self-inflated using a handheld magnet once inside the stomach. This process induces a sensation of fullness. Its unique magnetically activated inflation mechanism triggers a reaction between a harmless acid and a salt within the capsule, generating carbon dioxide to inflate the balloon.  

The underlying concept of EndoPil is oral ingestion, providing a simpler and less invasive method compared to existing procedures. While trials for oral administration are yet to commence, EndoPil represents a promising step forward in weight management technology. 

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Click here to read the joint press release. 

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