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The Verisante Aura Detects Melanoma in Seconds

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 2, 2011 • References: technologyreview and fastcompany
Right now, scanning for skin cancer is a very labor intensive process for doctors, but with the Verisante Aura device, that might all change. When held above a suspicious mold, it can detect melanoma in mere seconds.

Developed by British Columbia-based startup Verisante Technology, the Verisante Aura device Raman spectroscopy to identify and determine whether a mole requires medical attention. Although it isn't a replacement for a biopsy, it speeds up the cancer detection process significantly.