For the past few months, we have kept quiet here at MetaOptima, as we developed our DermEngine platform for doctors, and soft-launched our Android models.
In honour of Melanoma Month, we decided to take the opportunity to announce another exciting development: our contract with the Canadian Government!
In March, we were awarded with a $169,038 contract for DermEngine through the Build in Canada Innovation Program. The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps Canadian companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by testing late-stage innovations within the federal government. With BCIP’s support, we secured our funding through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and will begin testing our MoleScope and DermEngine platform with the RCMP later this month.
What this means, is that 100 RCMP officers will have free access to DermEngine and MoleScope and prioritized access to eTriage services in British Columbia. For officers who are stationed in remote areas without specialized medical services like dermatology, this will have a large impact on their access to healthcare and their health outcomes.
By participating in this project, RCMP officers will be equipped with their very own MoleScope (covered by the Government of Canada) and will be encouraged to image their moles and spots throughout the duration of the project. If any suspicious spots are found, they will be prioritized and flagged for an in-person follow-up.
We have received a tremendous amount of support from Public Services and Procurement Canada and we are excited to get this project started.
For more information, or if you are an RCMP officer interested in participating in this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org