Founded in 1992, Conceptus is engaged in the design, development and marketing of other medical products for use in the field of women's health. Conceptus is focused on marketing its Essure permanent birth control system worldwide. The company manufactures and markets the Essure system, a medical device and procedure designed to provide a non-incisional alternative to tubal ligation. Essure is approved for sale in many countries, including the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and New Zealand. Conceptus is working to make Essure available worldwide upon receipt of appropriate regulatory and governmental clearances. Conceptus is headquartered in San Carlos, Calif.