Skin biopsies can be painful, long, and expensive. Caliber I.D. has developed a skin biopsy technology that uses lasers to perform skin biopsies.
The VivaScope system is a high-resolution medical imaging system that allows doctors to perform skin biopsies, to test for cancerous cells in moles, for example, without cutting into a patient’s skin.
For a traditional skin biopsy, a dermatologist will numb the specified area, excise a piece of skin, and send it off to a pathology lab. The pathologists in the lab then freeze, section, and stain the skin sample and look at it under a microscope. Results could take up to a week. VivaScope eliminates most of this procedure, allowing real time diagnoses.