Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Skin-Cancer Diagnostic Device Gains EU Approval

SEPT. 6, 2011 – A device to detect the deadly form of skin cancer that has been ruled as not approvable by the U.S. FDA, has been approved by The European Union. The handheld imager and a computer program that analyzes images of the skin in an attempt to distinguish melanoma from harmless blemishes. The company says its study showed MelaFind was 98.3% effective in identifying melanoma. The study, which examined 1,632 skin lesions on 1,383 patients, was published in the Archives of Dermatology

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