A Breakthrough in Cancer Detection
Cut the uncertainty, not the patient. Introducing a truly non-invasive breakthrough in cancer detection. DermTech has developed a proprietary process to extract RNA and DNA from skin tissue samples collected non-invasively, using an adhesive patch.
Answers for Physicians
Answers for Patients
The Accuracy of Genomics
Ribonucleic acids (RNA) are generated within cells and both reflect and influence gene activity. RNA is ubiquitous on skin—but so are RNAses, enzymes that digest RNA and protect against infection with viral RNA. DermTech has developed a powerful platform technology to harvest RNA from skin for molecular analysis.
Non-Invasive Adhesive Skin Biopsy
The Adhesive Skin Collection Kit is designed to reliably collect stratum corneum tissues of the skin from nearly all locations of the body, with the exception of mucosals surfaces, palmar and plantar surfaces, and areas with excessive non-vellus hair (e.g scalp).
Our Products and Services
Our assays measure gene expression in pigmented lesions and melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancers and inflammatory skin diseases.
We have developed a proprietary process to extract RNA from skin tissue samples collected non-invasively, using an adhesive patch. Our Adhesive Skin Collection Kit is uniquely optimized to produce the highest quality and yield of RNA. Once the RNA has been extracted, we use the tools of molecular biology to assess the expression level of specific genes that are associated with various skin conditions.
Advances in genetic analysis are revolutionizing the practice of medicine, improving patient care, enabling early disease detection, and advancing the treatment of diseases. Novel assays, based on state of the art gene expression analyses, are being developed to improve disease detection and diagnosis across therapeutic areas. Below are some of our current collaborators.
The DermTech Newsroom is where you’ll find up-to-date information about the company, including our latest press releases, media coverage, events and our blog.
Recent Press Releases
Constellation Alpha Capital Corp. Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire DermTech, Inc., a leading innovator of genomics for dermatology and non-invasive skin cancer diagnosis
Constellation Alpha Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: CNAC) (“Constellation”), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has executed a non-binding Letter of Intent to merge with DermTech, Inc. (“DermTech”)…read more
Recent Media Coverage
Dr. Hamman, West Dermatology’s Mohs surgeon in La Jolla, LIVE on CW San Diego discussing AAD’s Skin Cancer, Take a Hike event, DermTech’s non-invasive test for the detection of melanoma, and sunscreen.read more
Recent Blog Posts
Dr. Stacy D. Tompkins is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology with a focus on skin cancer treatment. She practices at the West Dermatology Skin Cancer Center in La Jolla, California. Dr. Tompkins is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine…read more