dermatology

By Jonah Comstock 05:06 pm June 6, 2017
San Diego-based Clarify Medical has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its core technology, a handheld, smartphone-connected phototherapy device for treating various skin conditions.  “This is a major milestone,” CEO James M. Sweeney said in a statement. “We look forward to offering Clarify Home Light Therapy to patients throughout the country, beginning in November. It offers an in-office therapy...
By Heather Mack 05:07 pm January 26, 2017
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with some 5.4 million cases in the United States each year, and it’s also the most treatable as long as it is detected in the early stages. However, not everyone has the same access to dermatologists that could offer such promising prognoses, so a group of Stanford researchers set out to change that by creating an algorithm that can visually detect...
By Heather Mack 01:57 pm August 25, 2016
San Diego, California-based Curology, which offers prescription skincare products based on smartphone photos and an online questionnaire, patient-provided information, raised $15 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Advance Vixeid Partners, with participation from prior investors Sherpa Capital and Forerunner Ventures. The funding will be used to expand Curology’s offering: an end-to...
By Jonah Comstock 02:50 pm July 6, 2016
New York City-based SkyMD has officially launched its B2B teledermatology offering today, following a “soft launch” in October.  “If you look at our history, we launched into beta in March of 2015, so we've been live in some ways for a little over a year now,” CEO Eric Price told MobiHealthNews. “In our first few months we were very sort of closed, we were only working with 10 doctors to kind of...
By Jonah Comstock 09:30 am March 11, 2014
Lead Researcher Dr. Paul Porter dons Google Glass in a video from RI Hospital's website. Rhode Island Hospital has begun a feasability study using Google Glass to provide dermatology consultations to patients in the emergency room. For six months, emergency room patients who require a dermatology consult and consent to the study will be examined by ER physicians wearing a stripped-down version...
By Jonah Comstock 09:08 am September 27, 2013
There are 229 dermatology-focused medical apps in the Apple, Android, Blackberry, Nokia Windows app stores, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. More than half of the apps are patient-facing (51 percent), with 41 percent targeted at health care providers and 8 percent aimed at both groups. The authors excluded certain apps form...
By Jonah Comstock 01:07 pm May 20, 2013
A small validation study in Sweden suggests that teledermatology, conducted using an iPhone, a dedicated app, and a connected dermascope, can be roughly as effective as a face-to-face dermatology consultation. The study of 69 lesions (the number of patients is not specified) was conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden and published in the journal Dermatology Practical and...
By Jonah Comstock 03:45 am May 7, 2013
The Mole Detective App Medical peripherals can combine with a smartphone to create the function of an ultrasound machine, an EKG reader, or an otoscope, to name just a few diagnostic devices. But without buying anything extra, nearly every consumer mobile device has a camera of some sort built-in. That means that when it comes to dermatology, most patients have, right in their pockets, the tools...