Strata Skin Sciences adds license for excimer laser vitiligo treatment  
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said it has reached an agreement with an “internationally acclaimed health institution” giving Strata an exclusive license to treat vitiligo using its Xtrac excimer laser. In a novel treatment for vitiligo, the excimer laser incrementally increases the light emitted in the UVB range to restore pigmentation to skin areas affected with vitiligo. A disorder in which melanocytes — the skin cells that make pigment — are destroyed, vitiligo causes white patches to surface on the skin. The cause is unknown. “We are quite pleased to have secured the license and exclusi...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NY woman refused to accept her liver failure until it caused vitiligo
Julie Williams, 22, from New York, was diagnosed with the progressive liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis in 2014 after she started to develop itching on the bottom of her feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 22, refused to accept her deadly liver failure until it caused vitiligo on her face
Julie Williams, 22, from New York, was diagnosed with the progressive liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis in 2014 after she started to develop itching on the bottom of her feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecules imagined using next-generation artificial intelligence validated experimentally
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine presented an original deep neural network architecture, Entangled Conditional Adversarial Autoencoder (ECAAE), which generates molecular structures based on various properties such as activity against a specific protein, solubility, and ease of synthesis. ECAAE was used to generate a novel inhibitor of Janus Kinase 3 (JAK3), implicated in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and vitiligo. The discovered molecule was tested in vitro and demonstrated high activity and selectivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strat Skin Sciences wins FDA nod for Multi-Micro Dose excimer laser tip
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for the Multi-Micro Dose tip designed for use with its Xtrac 308nm excimer laser. The newly cleared tip is indicated for use in conjunction with the Horsham, Penn.-based company’s Xtrac laser system to filter narrow band UVB light at delivery, intended to individualize non-blistering doses during procedures. The MMD tip is designed to apply multiple level doses of energy to the patient’s psoriatic plaque to identify maximum sub-blistering energy dose for treatment zones so that physicians can design an optimal dose for each patient...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Scientists discover how to banish vitiligo white spots for years
The condition affects about one percent of all people (over 75 million globally) and some societies shun sufferers. But currently, the only treatments available take a long time to take effect and fade soon after. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment Can Reverse Effects Of Vitiligo
WORCESTER (CBS) – Vitiligo is a common condition that causes people to lose pigment in their skin. Michael Jackson famously suffered from it, allegedly bleaching his skin to make it look more even. Patients are often told there are no effective treatments but a local doctor and one of the world’s leading experts on vitiligo says that’s just not true. “I noticed it around my eyes at the beginning,” explains 9-year old Aparna Deokar was almost three when she started developing white patches around her eyes. By the time she was five, she had many more. Aparna Deokar (WBZ-TV) “Mostly just e...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall UMass Medical School vitiligo Source Type: news

Skin treatment device-maker Clarify Medical raises $1m
Clarify Medical has raised $1 million from 7 investors as part of a $1.5 million offering, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The San Diego, California-based company has not publicly clarified how it plans to spend its new funds. Clarify Medical sells an at-home light therapy device designed for people living with psoriasis and vitiligo. The company’s system uses narrowband ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the skin and slow the growth of affected skin cells. Studies have found that narrowband UVB rays help to clear psoriasis faster compared to broadband UVB, according to Clarify Medical. UVB light a...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Funding Roundup Clarify Medical Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding vitiligo
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-30s and have many small patches on my lower legs, ankles and arms that are much lighter in color than my skin. These patches don?t tan or change color. Is this vitiligo? If so, will these areas increase in size over time? Is there anything I can do [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Strata Skin Sciences raises $17m, refreshes exec roster
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said today it raised $17 million in a new round of financing and announced a number of changes to its executive roster, including an incoming CEO, new board chair and new chief financial officer. The Horsham, Penn.-based company said that the $17 million round of financing was led by Accelmed Growth Partners and was joined by existing investors Broadfin Capital and Sabby Management and its incoming CEO Dr. Dolev Rafaeli. The company specified that of the $17 million, $3 million will be used to pay down a portion of its current loan with MidCap financial. The remaining proceeds from the...
Source: Mass Device - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Vitiligo: A Common Cause of Loss of Skin Pigment
Title: Vitiligo: A Common Cause of Loss of Skin PigmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 1, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medtronic taps Harvard cardiologist Mauri for clinical research VP | Personnel Moves – April 10, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said last week it tapped Harvard Medical School professor and cardiologist Dr. Laura Mauri as its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics. In the new position, Dr. Mauri will direct dynamic global clinical research strategies as well as the development of novel analytical and data science solutions as the Fridley, Minn.-baesd company looks to address “expanding global requirements for clinical evidence for our products.” Dr. Mauri is slated to assume the role on September 1, Medtronic said. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Mauri served as chief scientific officer of...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Avedro Inc. Clarify Medical GE Harvard Henry Schein Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Medtronic milestonescientific Nemaura Medical Omnicell Inc. personnel-moves Second Sight Stryker Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Debunking the Myths of Vitiligo
[The Herald] Skin related conditions are usually taken lightly in Zimbabwe, with their causes being reduced to opinions formed on the basis of incomplete information. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Added Statin No Benefit Over Phototherapy for Vitiligo (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small study of European and Asian patients (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 9, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Strata Skin Sciences raises $17m, taps Rafaeli as CEO
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said today it raised $17 million in a new round of financing, and that investor Dr. Dolev Rafaeli is slated to take over as interim CEO, with former chief exec Frank McCaney taking the role of interim CFO. In the sale, the Horsham, Penn.-based company said it floated 15.7 million shares of stock. The round was led by Accelmed Growth Partners, who invested $13 million, and joined by Dr. Rafaeli, Gohan Investments, Broadfin Capital and Sabby Management. “We are very pleased to have Accelmed as an investor in Strata. Their experience in medical devices and providing growth equity to...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Woman with heart-shaped vitiligo patch on her face goes makeup-free
Denise Chamberlain, 42, from Anderson, Indiana was ten when a white spot appeared on her finger after the suspected autoimmune disease caused that area of her skin to lose pigment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment Could Be 'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo Skin Condition
Title: New Treatment Could Be 'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo Skin ConditionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 6, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Tinea Versicolor vs Vitiligo
Tinea Versicolor vs. Vitiligo (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Treatment Could Be 'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo
The new therapy includes the oral medication Xeljanz (tofacitinib) -- a drug already approved for use in rheumatoid arthritis patients that dampens the body's immune response -- and ultraviolet-B light therapy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Combination Treatment Could Be'Breakthrough' for Vitiligo Skin Condition
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Doctors have discovered a combination of treatments that can return color to skin that has been lightened by vitiligo -- the skin disease that turned Michael Jackson's skin white. The new therapy includes the oral medication... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A new study finds homeopathic treatments improve vitiligo, a condition where skin loses its pigment
(Natural News) A case report found that homeopathy could improve vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to lose its melanin pigment. The case report was led by a team of researchers from the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore, India who looked at a series of 14 cases of vitiligo that involved treatment with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-year-old BEATS meningitis but is left with vitiligo
Aria Ellison, five, was born with cerebral palsy and was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in 2014. After defying all odds, Aria beat the disease, but was left with scars in the form of vitiligo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale dermatologists successfully restore skin color in vitiligo patients
A Yale team has successfully applied a novel combination therapy — an arthritis medication and light therapy — to restore skin color in vitiligo patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vitiligo treated successfully with arthritis drug and light therapy
(Yale University) Building on prior research that examined the use of an arthritis medication to treat vitiligo, a team of Yale dermatologists has successfully applied a novel combination therapy -- the medication and light -- to restore skin color in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Controversial homeopathic treatments could treat vitiligo
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could homeopathy treat vitiligo?
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis
This article looks at skin conditions that are related to ulcerative colitis, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and hives. Learn about causes and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Vitiligo: An Update on Pathophysiology and Treatment Options Vitiligo: An Update on Pathophysiology and Treatment Options
Recent research has provided insights into the pathogenesis of both nonsegmental and segmental vitiligo. Review their differing etiologies and promising new treatments in this comprehensive primer.American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Strata Skin Sciences to explore ‘ strategic alternatives ’
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said today that its board of directors has begun a process to explore and review “strategic alternatives” focused on improving shareholder value, which could include a sale of the company or other transactions. The Horsham, Penn.-based company said that as part of its exploration of strategic alternatives, it is in the process of engaging with a financial advisor. “We believe we have made significant progress in developing our products and continue to implement changes to our business with the goal of enhancing our strategic position in the medical and aesthetic derma...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is hypopigmentation?
In this article, learn about the different types of hypopigmentation, including albinism and vitiligo, as well as why these conditions occur. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Virginia woman with vitiligo now makes light of condition
Sharekia Winston, 31, from Richmond, Virginia, first developed white, pigment-free patches around her eyebrows two months after her eldest daughter's birth in July 2006, but dismissed it as a rash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitiligo model told he 'looked like a zebra'
Bashir Aziz used to hide his skin because he was told he looked like a zebra and a cow, now he's modelling his vitiligo to the world. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New transplant restores colour to skin damaged by vitiligo
Vitiligo is one of the most common autoimmune skin diseases and is caused by a lack of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour: the body ’s immune system attacks the pigment cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: There Is More to Me Than Vitiligo
[Ilizwi263] Rumbidzai Mugabe has vitiligo, a condition in which light coloured patches appear on the skin. Her story is one that illustrates the difficulties that one encounters, not from having a medical condition, but from the ignorance and insensitivity of other people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Model with vitiligo redefines what it means to be beautiful
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA details possible regulatory paths for Strata Sciences Optimal Dosing Tech
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said this week it received a response letter from the FDA concerning possible 510(k) clearance paths for its Optimal Dosing Technology initially designed for treating psoriasis, vitiligo and other skin conditions. The Horsham, Penn.-based said the federal watchdog proposed 2 alternative paths, the 1st of which would require a clinical trial to substantiate its potential claims for the device and the 2nd would seek clearance “with no new claims regarding treatment or efficacy.” Strata said that should the company pursue the 2nd option, it would “likely consider initiat...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Medical News Today: White pubic hair: Four possible causes
White pubic hair is part of aging. However, it can also be a symptom of other conditions, such as pubic lice or vitiligo. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Limited Economic Evidence for Vitiligo Treatments
Research reveals no evidence to support or refute value for money afforded by vitiligo treatments (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitiligo and Emerging Skin Repigmentation Options Vitiligo and Emerging Skin Repigmentation Options
Skin diseases have enormous social and emotional burdens. For vitiligo, a condition with no drug for repigmentation approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, new options are on the horizon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

MKTP surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients
(Henry Ford Health System) A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown that skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation caused by the skin disease vitiligo.In a retrospective study, researchers found that a majority of areas of the skin treated with surgery still had 'very good to excellent' color match pigmentation five years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New UV-B Laser Promising for Vitiligo New UV-B Laser Promising for Vitiligo
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

A Promising New Treatment for Vitiligo? A Promising New Treatment for Vitiligo?
Dr Graeme Lipper reviews a proof-of-concept study of a JAK inhibitor that holds potential for the treatment of vitiligo.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitors Showing Promise for Many Skin Problems (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Conditions ranging from alopecia to vitiligo (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Vitiligo sufferer says grandma's dying words helped her
Jasmine Colgan, 27, from Denver became depressed after patches spread across her body six years ago. However, the words of her grandmother, have seen her get through depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Television chef Dean Edwards on living with vitiligo
THE TV favourite says fame has helped him accept life with vitiligo. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplanted Skin Cells Can Provide Lasting Repigmentation of Vitiligo Transplanted Skin Cells Can Provide Lasting Repigmentation of Vitiligo
About half of patients with vitiligo who undergo autologous non-cultured melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation (MKTP) retain substantial repigmentation of the treated areas 72 months later, a new study indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma in patients who develop the autoimmune disease, vitiligo. Using mouse models, the study demonstrates for the first time that resident memory T cells are generated in response to a tumor, naturally as a result of autoimmune vitiligo, and serve a critical role in protecting against future tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boy With Rare Skin Disorder Finds A Buddy In His Dog Twin
An 8-year-old boy with a rare skin condition isn’t feeling so alone since meeting a dog halfway across the country with the same disorder. Carter Blanchard of Searcy, Arkansas, has vitiligo, a skin disorder that destroys the cells that make pigment in the skin, according to the National Institutes of Health. Carter was first diagnosed in kindergarten and lost confidence as white patches appeared around his eyes, according to ABC News. “He was at a big school with a lot of kids, and his face was transforming very quickly,” his mother, Stephanie Adcock, told the network. “The first thing he&rsqu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news