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Non-invasive Detection of Melanoma

Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

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