RELIEF, which is designing a product to help identify environmental triggers of eczema flares to gather personalized insight that can inform treatment and management plans.
SKIN ON A CHIP, which is exploring the idea of embedding patient skin cells on a chip to test medication and allergen sensitivity.
CURESORE, which is developing an at-home patient-monitoring tool that uses image standardization technology to track disease progression.
WARTPATCH, which is developing A painless microneedle-based immunotherapy delivery device for treating warts, especially in children.
Hacking Dermatology was launched in 2018 by founding partners LEO Science & Tech Hub of LEO Pharma, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology and MIT Hacking Medicine. It began out of the desire to build a community around dermatology that brings together individuals from different industries such as engineering, business and medicine, and to provide a framework and resources for individuals to think creatively around current problems that exist within the dermatology field, says Alex Costa, science lead, new product planning at LEO Pharma and a co-founder and start-up mentor for Hacking Dermatology.
Hacking Dermatology is a venue for stakeholders from different areas of the industry to think about the problems in dermatology, connect with like-minded people that complement their skillsets, and to move ideation down the product development and commercialization pathway, says William Ju, M.D., president, Advancing Innovation in Dermatology.