Bentec Announces Release of GaBP Ring System in Europe

Bentec Announces Launch of the GaBP Ring in Europe.

Woodland, CA, August 02, 2006 --( Addressing the chronic obesity problem worldwide, Bentec Medical Inc. ( announces the launch of the GaBP Ring AutoLock System™ for bariatric surgery. The silicone rubber elastomeric GaBP RING™ is designed for internal use in the field of obesity surgery. Assisting with the problem of recurring weight gain following gastric bypass, the GaBP Ring is designed as a non dilating standardized valve to help resolve the problem of outlet dilatation and weight regain after the gastric bypass operation.

“I’ve had tremendous success using the GaBP Ring AutoLock System™ developed by Bentec with my patients,” says Dr. Mal Fobi, MD, a leading surgeon in the bariatric surgery field ( “The availability of a prefabricated, standardized and sterilized device to control the outlet in the Gastric bypass operation sure beats having to make my own ring or band for each case. Also, the GaBP Ring is easier for me to place both open and laparoscopically.”

“After two and a half years of research and development, we’re pleased to be able to offer this product to the medical community, says Briant Benson, Bentec’s CEO and founder. The GaBP Ring Auto Lock System™ replaces the “surgeon fashioned” rings and bands currently used in the banded gastric bypass operation to enhance its effectiveness.

The company has received CE mark and approvals for sale and distribution in Europe and is in the process of completing clinical trials for US FDA approvals.

For more information on the GaBP Ring AutoLock System™ and other Bentec products visit

Contact: Richard Greene
Phone: 530-406-3307

About Bentec
With international headquarters in Woodland, California, Bentec Medical ( has been an innovator and leading designer in the manufacture and global distribution of devices for the medical industry. Since its founding in 1994, Bentec has created innovative technologies for Oncology, Cardiology, Urology, Pediatrics, Bariatric, General Surgery, ENT, and Interventional Radiology. Bentec utilizes state of the art technology and experience for the manufacture of latex-free specialty surgical products and made-to-order products for their customers growing needs.

Bentec Medical Inc.
Dr. Richard B. Greene, DBA
(530) 406-3307