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Mela Sciences' MelaFind goes to panel

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA's General and Plastic Surgery Devices advisory panel will meet Nov. 18 to discuss a pre-market approval application for Mela Sciences' non-invasive computer vision system to aid in the detection of melanoma. The computer-controlled multi-spectral dermoscope uses light to image skin through a thin layer of liquid, making lesions under the skin surface visible to the eye; a digital camera inside the probe captures images and differentiates lesions for melanoma risk using pattern recognition software. The panel review was postponed from Aug. 26 to allow FDA more time to arrange the meeting (1"The Gray Sheet" July 26, 2010)

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