Skin cancer, a major public health issue
Skin cancer is the most commom form of cancer worwilde among white populations.
The incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers has been multiplied by more than three between 1980 and 2005. Currently, between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year.
- 1 out of 3 melanoma can be missed at initial diagnosis (1/3) when early diagnosis is proved to be critical in terms of survival rates.
- More than 50 out of 100 (50%) of biopsies are proved to be useless and can leave scars.
- In addition, this whole process of sampling and histological analysis is particulary time-consuming and can last up to one month.
A new look under your skin
DAMAE Medical has developed an innovative technology called OCTAV providing dermatologists with a new in vivo imaging modality capable of producing in depth images of the tissue, similar to histology without the need for skin tissue excision and processing.
Without any sample of the lesion, OCTAV provide microscopic evaluation of the lesion, in real time.
See how OCTAV is used by dermatologists : Extrait clip
winner of the world innovation competition
DAMAE Medical has been rewarded by the French Innovation 2030 Commission, being one of the winners of the Worldwide Innovation Challenge in the category “Individualized Medecine”.
On July 13th 2014, Anaïs Barut and David Siret, cofounders of DAMAE Medical had the honor of
being welcomed at the french Palais de L’Elysée, in order to present their company in front of
the President, Mr. François Hollande, many Ministers and the Head of the Innovation 2030 Commission, Mrs. Anne Lauvergeon.
the team and its partners
Since January 2013, the three fondators of DAMAE Medical have been specializing in their own accountabilities, in order to constitute a pluridisciplinar, coherent and complementary leading team. To achieve the integration of the DAMAE devices in the medical sector, the leading team is regularly advised and guided by partners from several fields of skill.