With Disruptive, Vapor-Based Endoscopic Ablation Therapy
Aqua Medical’s unique ablation technology consists of heated water vapor created by a radiofrequency generator and delivered through the endoscope. It is a true platform technology in that a single RF vapor generator system with multiple unique catheters can deliver treatment for diseases throughout the GI tract. Type 2 diabetes is detailed below, but click on Other GI Applications in the menu to view additional clinical uses.
Radiofrequency Vapor Ablation of Duodenal Mucosa
Non-surgical through-the-endoscope ablation of duodenal mucosa, intended as a treatment to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, a disease of epidemic proportions.
Metabolic consequences of type 2 diabetes can create a vicious cycle. Insulin can increase anabolic activity and weight gain. The more weight you gain, the more insulin resistant you become. Aqua Medical’s non-surgical ablation of duodenal mucosa is intended as a metabolic treatment to improve glycemic control. Unlike medical management which may only address symptoms, ablative procedures may change the natural course of the disease and break the insulin-dependency cycle.
There is promising evidence that a non-pharmacologic approach may better achieve and maintain a target HbA1c, while also reducing the economic burden to the healthcare system.