SOURCE: MELA Sciences

MELA Sciences

March 15, 2011 07:00 ET

MELA Sciences to Present at 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

IRVINGTON, NY--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA) announced today that Joseph V. Gulfo, MD, President and CEO, will present at the 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City.

Dr. Gulfo's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm ET. To access a live webcast of this presentation, visit the investor relations section of www.melasciences.com. A replay will be available on the company's website for two weeks following the presentation.

About MELA Sciences

MELA Sciences is a medical technology company focused on developing MelaFind®. MelaFind® is a non-invasive and objective multi-spectral computer vision system designed to aid dermatologists in the detection of early melanoma from among clinically atypical (those having one or more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma, such as asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter greater than 6 millimeters, evolving, patient concern, regression, and ugly duckling) cutaneous pigmented lesions that are non-ulcerated, not bleeding, and less than 2.2 centimeters in diameter, when a dermatologist chooses to obtain additional information before making a final decision to biopsy to rule out melanoma.

The MelaFind® Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application was filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2009, received positive FDA Advisory Panel recommendations in November 2010 and is currently under review at the FDA. MELA Sciences cannot predict either the timing of the FDA's decision on the PMA application or the outcome. FDA approval is required prior to marketing MelaFind® in the United States.

For more information on MELA Sciences, visit www.melasciences.com.

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Contact Information

  • For further information contact:

    For Investors:
    David Carey
    Lazar Partners, Ltd.
    646-871-8485

    For Media:
    Hollister Hovey
    Lazar Partners, Ltd.
    646-871-8485