LA JOLLA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DermTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMTK) (“DermTech” or the “Company”), a leader in precision dermatology enabled by a non-invasive skin genomics platform, today announced its presentation at Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California, held from Sept. 28-29 in San Diego. The 9th annual event featured industry-leading speakers from the global clinical trial space.

Elisa Lanni, M.S., DermTech Stratum senior project manager, discussed the current challenges of patient recruitment and retention in clinical trials and how hybridization and decentralization can bridge the gap to create a better patient experience. The presentation, titled “Technological Advances in Clinical Trials – Exploring the Value of Decentralization,” emphasized how the traditional approach to clinical trials can be inconvenient and inaccessible for patients, leading to lesser quality data.

A potential solution enabled by DermTech Stratum reevaluates clinical trial design to consider the post-pandemic climate and how virtual or hybrid models have become the norm across work and healthcare settings. She elaborated on the benefits, risks and outcomes of using technology to decentralize clinical trials, which ultimately leads to greater patient satisfaction, a more diverse patient population, better retention and cost savings. Finally, she expanded on the role of DermTech Stratum, DermTech’s translational medicine service offering, in clinical trials. By leveraging DermTech’s innovative Smart Sticker™, DermTech Stratum enables remote and non-invasive skin sample collection. A recording of Lanni’s full presentation is available here.

“We are honored to have been a part of Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southern California to share our perspective on the new wave of decentralization in clinical trials and how this will ultimately improve the patient experience,” said Lanni. “Without patients, we have no data. We must put innovative technology at the forefront of our approach to dermatological research and development.”

Lanni is a highly experienced project manager with a specialization in clinical operations and logistics. She has spent more than 10 years managing industry-sponsored clinical trials in biotech, contract research organization (CRO) and academic settings.

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About DermTech

DermTech is a leading genomics company in dermatology and is creating a new category of medicine, precision dermatology, enabled by its non-invasive skin genomics platform. DermTech’s mission is to improve the lives of millions by providing non-invasive precision dermatology solutions that enable individualized care. DermTech provides genomic analysis of skin samples collected non-invasively using our Smart Stickers™. DermTech markets and develops products that facilitate the early detection of skin cancers and is developing products that assess inflammatory diseases and customize drug treatments. For additional information, please visit DermTech.

Forward-Looking Statements

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