AltaSeal®

An Implant for Hysteroscopic Female Sterilisation

 

 

The novel AltaSeal® micro-insert was developed to close the fallopian tubes and prevent pregnancy. AltaSeal® is a 300 series medical grade stainless steel micro-insert (similar to a coronary stent). It is placed in the portion of the fallopian tubes in the uterus wall by a gynaecologist without the need for open surgery or general anaesthetic. The procedure can be carried out in the doctor’s office/ procedure room rather than having to use an operating theatre. The  AltaSeal® micro-insert has a series of specially designed laser cuts that determine its final shape after deployment.  Unlike the only other competitor device on the market, AltaSeal® provides mechanical closure of the fallopian tubes rather than relying on tissue in-growth around the implant to provide occlusion.

 

 
 

 

AltaSeal® is clearly visable by both trans-vaginal ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound

 



TS view of both AltaSeal® implants  



 

 

THIS DEVICE IS NOT FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES

 – IT IS AN INVESTIGATIONAL DEVICE LIMITED BY FEDERAL (OR UNITED STATES) LAW TO INVESTIGATIONAL USE.