Finally, a proven non-surgical, non-implant therapy to improve breathing and quality of life.
Uptake Medical® Technology Inc. is a commercial-stage medical device company based in Seattle, WA, USA. Uptake Medical is dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from pulmonary disease with vapor ablation.
Bronchoscopic Thermal Vapor Ablation® (InterVapor® or BTVA ® ) is a non-surgical and non-implant therapy developed for lung disease including emphysema and lung cancer. Vapor ablation is simply the application of heated pure water (steam) to tissue.
BTVA is a simple, quick, and non-invasive procedure that typically takes less than 15 minutes. The procedure can be performed under light sedation. A thin tube (bronchoscope) is navigated down the airway to the diseased areas of the lung. Then vapor is delivered through the tube to these diseased regions. The vapor ablates the diseased tissue and the body removes the ablated tissue through the natural healing process.
In patients with severe emphysema, vapor ablation of the most diseased areas of the lung may result in clinically meaningful improvement in breathing by increasing pulmonary function. Improved breathing can result in a better quality of life for patients suffering from severe emphysema.
Caution: InterVapor vapor ablation is not approved for use in the US