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  • Delivery device is withdrawn and steps are repeated.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®

"The majority of women wearing the AltaSeal® have expressed year after year their satisfaction with wearing the device and voiced how convenient the procedure was, allowing them to quickly return to their normal activities "

Caroline Collins

Clinical Research Lead Nurse

Implant Size

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