A New Paradigm in Permanent Contraception


AltaScience has developed AltaSeal®, a non-surgical alternative to tubal ligation. AltaSeal® is a biocompatible implant, which is placed in the fallopian tubes using a hysteroscope. AltaSeal® can be placed in an office setting, rather than in a hospital and the pain-free procedure takes about 30 minutes. Because there is no anesthesia or surgery, a woman can expect to resume normal activities on the same day or the next day.

1. Introduction of AltaSeal® into Fallopian tube

  • AltaSeal® is introduced into uterine cavity through the cervix utilizing the hysteroscope
  • Implant is introduced into the fallopian tube via the ostium.
  • Atraumatic tip and prebend of the device facilitate seamless positioning.

2. Fallopian Tube Occlusion

  • Wings of the implant are mechanically opened, resulting in the occlusion of the fallopian tube.

3. Deployment of the AltaSeal®

  • The implant is released and remains deployed within the ostium.
  • Delivery device is withdrawn and steps are repeated.
Bilateral Placement of AltaSeal®

" AltaScience's  innovation and product development in the women's health space has the potential to drive better care at a lower cost for women seeking permanent contraception. It is important that we continue to learn from patient experiences with earlier products and work to design, develop and research minimally invasive techniques with the potential to improve care "

Prof. Barbara Levy MD

Clinical Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

UCSD Health, California, USA

Implant Size

The miniature AltaSeal® implant blocks the fallopian tubes, during a 30-minute procedure.