Heartburn is the most common symptom of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux. Heartburn occurs when acid or other stomach contents back up in the esophagus. GERD can greatly reduce your quality of life by affecting your daily activities, your sleep, and your diet.

Approximately one out of three patients still have GERD symptoms despite taking medications. Impleo Medical is developing a therapy designed to help these patients.