The Technology

Our innovative approach

Oxford Medical Products (OMP) has engineered a proprietary hydrogel with three distinct actions. Once swallowed, the capsules are formulated to:

  1. Expand rapidly in the stomach, resulting in a feeling of satiety.
  2. Stay in the stomach for a prolonged period of time, so it is effective 24/7 and lasts several weeks.
  3. Break down gradually and pass naturally, ensuring safety.

OMP’s hydrogel has been carefully designed to remain in the stomach’s harsh environment for a long period of time, delivering a lasting feeling of fullness that suppresses appetite for weeks. It then breaks down easily and gradually under the mechanical forces of the stomach so it can pass naturally.

These properties create the potential for a novel, breakthrough solution to help people achieve meaningful weight-loss.* It has the same mode of action as a gastric balloon, but is designed to be affordable, simple and as effective as surgery without the risks.

This hydrogel technology also has potential as a long-term drug delivery system that could help with a range of other conditions.


* The current most effective weight loss solution is invasive surgery. Our new solution delivers the same effect, but is designed to be safe, simple and affordable.

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