As Big Pharma's pipeline for blockbuster drugs slows, med tech giants are helping to fill the gap with devices that treat everything from migraines to severe depression.
Stomach
...And coming in 2010
Stomach
THE DEVICE: Electrical hunger suppressor

WHAT IT WILL DO: Researchers are developing neurostimulators that will deliver jolts of electricity to specifiic stomach nerves. The intent is to make the brain think that the stomach is full, thus helping to control obesity, which has reached epidemic levels in the United States.

WHO'S DEVELOPING IT: Leptos Biomedical, Medtronic (MDT)

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