The MetaOptima Team | Jun 04, 2018 | Tag: Tech, News, MoleScope, Promotion
The MetaOptima Team | Mar 22, 2018 | Tag: MoleScope, Melanoma, SkinCancer, SkinCheck
When was the last time you examined your skin? Studies show that you should perform a monthly skin check so you can identify any suspicious spot changes.
The MetaOptima Team | Dec 27, 2017 | Tag: MoleScope, Holidays, Community, Promotion
MetaOptima's MoleScope Giveaway was a huge success, with over 10,000 Likes thanks to followers like you! To show our appreciation, we have a special surprise!
The MetaOptima Team | Dec 19, 2017 | Tag: MoleScope, SkinCheck, TeleDermatology
Pure Pharmacy is now offering skin checks to help you identify any suspicious changes to your skin, so you can stay on top of your health!
The MetaOptima Team | Aug 28, 2017 | Tag: Health, Tips, Apps
How can your diet and tech help you prevent cancer? Read on to find out!
The MetaOptima Team | Jun 27, 2017 | Tag: MoleScope, Sunscreen, SkinCheck
Have you ever had a sunburn? Chances are you missed a spot applying sunscreen. Learn about how to fix this and more!
The MetaOptima Team | May 19, 2017 | Tag: MoleScope, Melanoma, SkinCheck
It's Melanoma Month! Now is the perfect time to spread awareness, and learn about prevention and skin checks so you can keep your skin happy and healthy.
The MetaOptima Team | Apr 25, 2017 | Tag: Resources, Safety, SkinCancer
How do I prevent skin cancer in my daily habits? From melanoma survivors to kids, prevention, education, awareness and sharing are key to good skin health.
The MetaOptima Team | Apr 07, 2017 | Tag: Health, SkinCancer, Tanning
Tanning damages your health and your wallet. In 2016, there were an estimated 263,000 cases of skin cancer caused by tanning beds. Save yourself- don’t tan.
The MetaOptima Team | Mar 22, 2017 | Tag: Tips, Melanoma, Moles
Only 20-30% of melanoma cases grow from moles or are mole-associated. It’s important to know the non-mole signs of melanoma and how to recognize these case
Up to 80% of UV rays pass through clouds and hit your skin. Just because it's cloudy out does not mean you're protected.
The MetaOptima Team | Feb 22, 2017 | Tag: MoleScope, Tips, Resources
Examine your moles. Get peace of mind.
The MetaOptima Team | Aug 10, 2016 | Tag: Tech, News, MoleScope, Apps, DermEngine
The Dr.MoleScope App is getting a new look!
The MetaOptima Team | May 02, 2016 | Tag: News, Community, DermEngine
Kicking off Melanoma Month with our skin screening project with the RCMP
The MetaOptima Team | Dec 14, 2015 | Tag: News, Holidays, Survivor
This holiday season, we teamed up with an inspiring melanoma advocate and donated 5 MoleScopes to the pediatric melanoma community.
The MetaOptima Team | Nov 15, 2015 | Tag: News, MoleScope, Promotion
Free shipping on all orders to Australia until November 25th, 2015
The MetaOptima Team | Nov 09, 2015 | Tag: MoleScope, Holidays, Promotion
MetaOptima is officially 3 years old today!
The MetaOptima Team | Oct 02, 2015 | Tag: Tips, SkinCancer, SkinCheck
It’s October - Time for a monthly skin check!
The MetaOptima Team | Jul 09, 2015 | Tag: News, MoleScope, Promotion
MoleScope was unveiled at the World Congress of Dermatology 2015 in Vancouver.
Ivan Klyuzhin, MSc | Apr 09, 2015 | Tag: Dermoscopy, Analysis, SkinCancer
Visual inspection of the skin plays a vital role in the screening and early detection of skin cancer. Malignant lesions (skin abnormalities that undergo uncontrolled growth) typically produce non-uniform pigmentation patterns that appear violent, chaotic, and lack symmetry...
The MetaOptima Team | Feb 23, 2015 | Tag: News, MoleScope, Promotion
From concept to creation, developing the new MoleScope device has been a whirlwind. As we advance through the manufacturing process, we are very excited to be able to share some images of our latest design with you. Take a look...
Just like that, another year is over and 2015 is well underway. Following the delicious indulgences that December provides, January jarringly brings us back to the reality of routine - and those never-ending emails. The new year brings new goals, meaning popular resolutions like eating better, exercising more, and getting more sleep are often at the top of everyone...
Chehreh Hessami, BA&Sc | Dec 20, 2014 | Tag: Resources, Holidays, SkinCancer
As another year comes to an end, we often take time to reflect on the events of the past twelve months. Each year brings different feelings, adventures, challenges, and things to be thankful for. However, the one thing that remains constant year after year, is the appreciation we have for our loved ones and their unwavering support...
The sunny days of summer are long gone, and those of us living in the Pacific Northwest may have already forgotten what the sun looks like. With the dark days and gloomy skies, it’s hard to imagine that any damaging UV rays could sneak past the clouds and actually reach our skin. But they can, and they do...
Nima Hazar, MSc | Oct 22, 2014 | Tag: Tech, Computing, Apps
Cloud computing, or simply ‘cloud’, is a broad, over-used term that refers to the offering of data storage, computing services or resources over the internet. However, it is not cloud's vague definition, but rather its characteristics that make it especially appealing to emerging and growing businesses. Cloud computing is highly flexible to its users’ needs and is incredibly scalable...
Chehreh Hessami, BA&Sc | Sep 14, 2014 | Tag: Health, Skin, Medicine
According to a study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, skin disorders were the primary reasons for which Minnesota residents visited their health providers between January 1st, 2005 and December 31st, 2009. In fact, more people visited their health providers for skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, or cysts than they did for heart disease, diabetes, or...
Ultraviolet, or UV radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is emitted from the sun. It has wavelengths shorter than visible light, making it invisible to the naked eye. Although invisible, too much UV radiation exposure in a short amount of time can cause suntans as well as sunburns. Ultraviolet radiation is composed of UVA, UVB and UVC radiation, classified based on their length. Measured in nanometres, or billionths of a meter, UVA rays are the longest (between 320 nm and...
The negative effects of the sun on the skin are produced by ultraviolet radiation, which includes UV-A and UV-B radiation. These ultraviolet rays may cause DNA damage, leading to skin cancer and premature skin aging. Sunscreen uses a combination of organic and inorganic particles to filter the UV radiation, so that less of it can penetrate to the deep layers of your skin to cause damage. Sunblock, on the other hand, utilizes the reflective properties of particles...
Moles, also known as nevi, are very common growths of the pigmenting cells in your skin. The pigment cells that grow are called melanocytes. The density of melanocytes in your skin determines the lightness/darkness of your skin tone. Melanocytes also protect the DNA of your skin cells from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Moles can either be congenital or acquired during childhood. Moles can become atypical and can even develop into melanoma...
Maryam Sadeghi, PhD | May 14, 2014 | Tag: Tech, Apps, TeleDermatology
In the world of developing technology, there’s an app for everything. We rely on our smartphones and tablets for everything from finding recipes and restaurants to tracking workouts and planning budgets. Since their beginnings as a source of entertainment, apps have developed into an indispensable resource and tool for even the least tech-savvy individuals, simply because they provide convenient solutions to most of our daily problems, right in the palm of our hand...