Non-invasive Detection of Melanoma
Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon, United States
With optical (as opposed to physical) sectioning of tissue and OHSU created software to process confocal images, it is possible to distinguish the diagnostic traits of malignancy, such as the presence of pagetoid melanocytes in the epidermis and the breakdown of the dermal-epidermal (DEJ), without biopsy.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This non-invasive method of screening lesions may help prevent unnecessary biopsies and enable the survey of more lesions then could feasibly be biopsied, while providing greater diagnostic accuracy.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 811
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: NIH Grant CA106195
Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Development / License Partners