The Fenix System is a small, flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores.

The magnetic attraction between the beads supports the sphincter thus restores the barrier and prevents the unexpected passage of stool.

For the intentional passage of stool, the magnetic bond is temporarily released.

University Hospital professor Paul-Antoine Lehur said the Fenix System offers a minimally invasive approach, begins functioning immediately and requires no adjustments by either the physician or the patient.

Torax Medical CEO Todd Berg said they plan to work with medical centers which specialize in the treatment of fecal incontinence as they introduce the Fenix System in European markets.