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Livac Distributor Update

New Distributor Appointment & Commercial Order

On 31st October 2016, Livac Pty Ltd appointed Sistemas Integrales de Medicinia SA (Simmedica) as its exclusive distributor for the LiVac Retractor in Spain and Portugal.

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FDA 510(k) Approval

It is with great pleasure that we announce the acceptance of the Livac 510(k) submission by the FDA.

The LiVac Retractor System was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 20th October 2016 with “no questions asked” and with the original acceptance notification received on 1st September, was approved within 2 months and in a much shorter time frame than originally expected.

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Obesity Surgery, October 2016

One-Anastomosis Jejunal Interposition with Gastric Remnant Resection (Branco-Zorron Switch) for Severe Recurrent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia after Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity

Zorron, R., Branco, A., Sampaio, J. et al. OBES SURG (2016). doi:10.1007/s11695-016-2410-y



The anatomical and physiological changes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity can lead to severe hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia with neuroglycopenia in a small percentage of patients. The exact physiologic mechanism is not completely understood. Surgical reversal to the original anatomy and distal or total pancreatectomy are current therapeutic options to reverse the hypoglycemic effect, with substantial associated morbidity. Our group reports a pilot clinical series of a novel surgical technique using one-anastomosis jejunal interposition with gastric remnant resection (Branco-Zorron Switch).

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Bridging Round

Livac Holding Co. Pty Ltd (Livac) completed its Bridging Round in August 2016, securing an additional $1.22m in funds for the company. These funds will be directed towards commercialisation of the LiVac Retractor System and ongoing product improvements. Livac is grateful to all shareholders for their support in the Company.

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Obesity Surgery, July 2016

Intraabdominal Trocar-Free Vacuum Liver Retractor for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Benzing, C., Krenzien, F., Junghans, T. et al. OBES SURG (2016) 26: 1654. doi:10.1007/s11695-016-2245-6



Retraction of the liver is essential in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Recently, a new internal liver retractor, the LiVac® device, has been introduced. The current video report (run-time 7:26 min) seeks to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the LiVac® trocar-free liver retractor in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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