Meet the smart sticker that is changing everything.
There’s a reason doctors had to cut your skin to test for melanoma. We didn’t have another way. Now, thanks to this smart sticker, we do.
An adhesive painlessly lifts skin cells off your mole — no need for a scalpel. The sticker is pressed on the mole, then quickly lifted off, carrying your skin’s RNA material with it.
Now we can see beyond a biopsy with a more accurate, non-invasive test: the DermTech Melanoma Test (Pigmented Lesion Assay / PLA).
This isn’t just a new test. This is revolutionary new technology.
Traditional melanoma detection methods are visual. Doctors use their eyes — aided by a microscope — to see physical changes to a mole, and the cells within it.
A groundbreaking innovation now lets us look past your skin’s cells — deep within your skin’s genes — to find and detect disease earlier and more accurately.
All from cells lifted off your mole with a simple adhesive sticker, not cut out with a scalpel.
We call it Precision Dermatology.
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A Better Way to Find Melanoma
DermTech can detect changes in your skin at the RNA and DNA level. These happen long before enough cellular changes occur to be seen by a pathologist looking at a biopsy.1 So you can catch melanoma earlier — a critical factor in beating the disease.
We collect your skin’s cells with an adhesive. This means no pain, no scalpel, no cutting, and no scarring. So you’ll never miss a chance to find melanoma just because you’re sick of getting sliced.
“There is no question that early detection saves lives, and this tool revolutionizes our ability to find melanoma earlier.”
— Laura Ferris, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Trials at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology
Hear more from Dr. Ferris.
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The Tech in DermTech
Our smart sticker lifts skin cells from your suspicious skin spot. The sticker is simply pressed onto the spot, lifted off, and then sent to our gene lab. This can be done at your doctor’s office or remotely via telehealth with your doctor’s supervision.
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DermTech in the News
Read how DermTech is “shifting the melanoma landscape.”