The weight-loss market is, pun perhaps intended, huge.

Recent years have seen the advancement of dieting drugs, but many of these include painful injections and a whole slew of side effects.

An Israeli startup, meanwhile, enables people interested in losing a moderate amount of weight to take a pill that leaves them feeling full without drugs.

“The idea was to develop a product that can be swallowed through the mouth and which opens up in the stomach to apply pressure on the stomach wall and so produce a feeling of satiety,” Epitomee CEO Dr. Dan Hashimshony tells ISRAEL21c.

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Epitomee is a medical company that is developing and commercializing ingestible therapeutic devices. Company Co-founder and Chairman of the Board Shimon Eckhouse is a Technion alumnus.