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Analyzing the skin
Year-old biotech company BrighTex Bio-Photonics will release its first product, Clarity Pro, in February. The white box pictured takes images of a patient's dermis and subdermis with white-light and UV photo-capture. Proprietary software in a connected PC then analyzes the skin's moisture, sun damage, tone and wrinkles. Soon, it will also calculate the odds of skin cancer.
Raj Chhibber, CEO, BrighTex Bio-Photonics
Raj Chhibber, CEO and founder of BrighTex Bio-Photonics, at his company's offices in San Jose, Calif. BrighTex is among about 10 emerging biotech companies in the bioscience innovation center.
Thirty seconds in the sun
A view of the Facial Stage, in which patients get their close-up. Once an individual rests his or her chin inside the imaging device, it automatically captures two photos of the face, including details of the skin's surface and subdermis. "Safe UV capture," or a photo-shooting process equivalent to 30 seconds in the sun and harmless to the skin, collects details below the skin's surface. A white-light image captures details of the surface.