Sequana Medical – headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland – is a medical device company developing innovative implantable pump systems to manage fluid balance within the human body. The Company’s core technology is a fully implantable pump system designed to move excess fluid to the bladder, where it is passed naturally from the body through normal urination. The Company’s first product, the alfapump system, is an innovative solution for the management of ascites. Ascites is a fluid that collects in the abdominal cavity in people with advanced liver disease, certain cancers, or congestive heart failure. The alfapump system was launched to the European market in 2011 as the first and only system for the automatic and continual removal of ascites. Other applications of this novel pump technology are in development.