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FDA Grants PMA-S Approval for Obalon Touch™ Inflation System

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN), a vertically integrated medical technology company with the first and only FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity, today announced approval of a Premarket Approval Supplement (PMA-S) application for the Obalon Touch Inflation System from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Obalon Touch Inflation System is an automated system utilized to inflate the Obalon Balloon. 

“We are pleased to have received FDA approval of The Obalon Touch™  Inflation System,” said Amy VandenBerg, Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. “Our near-term product pipeline is dedicated to further improving safety, reliability and ease of use of the Obalon Balloon System.”

The Obalon Touch is intended to be commercialized in combination with the Obalon Navigation System, which is designed to eliminate the need for X-ray imaging during balloon placement. A PMA-S application for the Obalon Navigation System was filed with the FDA in the third quarter of 2018 and is pending a decision by the FDA.    

About Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBLN) is a San Diego-based company focused on developing and commercializing novel technologies for weight loss. The Obalon management team has over 150 combined years of experience in developing and commercializing novel medical technologies with a track record of financial and clinical excellence. For more information, please visit www.obalon.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding Obalon Therapeutics, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Obalon Therapeutics’ near-term product pipeline, the commercialization of Obalon Therapeutics’ systems and the status of Obalon Therapeutics’ filings with the FDA. Such statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause Obalon Therapeutics' future results, performance, approvals or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the product research, development and regulatory process and risks. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and Obalon Therapeutics undertakes no obligation to update, review or revise any forward-looking statement. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Obalon Therapeutics' business in general, please refer to Obalon Therapeutics’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 2, 2018, and its current and future periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.

Investor Contact:
William Plovanic
Chief Financial Officer
Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
Office: +1 760 607 5103

Megan Driscoll
Office Phone: +1 646 517 4220

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