Interview with Cody Simmons, CEO of DermaSensor, Maker of Handheld Skin Cancer Evaluation Tool – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 107

Interview with Cody Simmons, CEO of DermaSensor, Maker of Handheld Skin Cancer Evaluation Tool – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 107

This episode features an interview with Cody Simmons, CEO of DermaSensor, a health technology company that aims to launch the world’s first point-and-click skin cancer detection tool for primary care providers.

The skin cancer evaluation tool, also called DermaSensor*, is a point-and-click device that can provide health care practitioners with a skin evaluation in seconds.

Cody Simmons, CEO, DermaSensor

As a bioengineer and entrepreneur, Cody has spent all of his career bringing new health technologies to physicians and patients. Prior to joining DermaSensor, Cody led commercial efforts for a Silicon Valley medical device screening and monitoring startup. He began his career in business development and commercial strategy roles at Genentech.

Hear more about the innovative technology and application of DermaSensor in this episode.

Read more at: Clinical Studies Support DermaSensor’s Skin Cancer Detection Device


*FDA submission pending review. DermaSensor is currently not for sale in the United States.

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