Irish dermatology clinic DermView has announced the rollout of its skin imaging services across the NHS in the UK. The company completed a seed funding round at which it was valued at €8.2 million and will now proceed with plans to open new facilities in partnership with the NHS.
The new facilities include two on either side of Dublin as well as others in Northern Ireland and across the UK. These facilities are expected to open in the new year. The expansion, which will enable the rapid growth of high-tech dermatology clinics and skin imaging in the UK, has been backed by Park Developments and Irrus Investment.
Dermview’s high-tech skin imaging is currently used by consultants based in hospitals in Ireland and enables patients to receive a quicker diagnosis and treatment plan. St James Hospital, Dublin uses the technology on its 3,500 patient dermatology waiting list in order to enable quicker triage and diagnosis.
Working for the NHS as part of a consortium, Dermview is also looking to expand into ophthalmology so that it can provide a rapid triage service with the NHS and is aiming to provide skin artificial intelligence in the UK by 2025.
Alongside this announcement, Eoin O’Reilly, Co-founder and CEO of Dermview, has also appointed a new board of directors which includes medical consultants and business advisers.