DermTech, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMTK) (“DermTech”), a leader in precision dermatology enabled by a non-invasive skin genomics platform, announced today the presentation of a precision medicine focused session at the fourth annual Dermatology Drug Development Summit. Held virtually this year, the Dermatology Drug Development Summit is the only industry-focused meeting dedicated to innovating, accelerating, and sharing pharmaceutical best practice on the development and bringing to market of new dermatological drugs, in the treatment of high unmet need.
The session, titled, “Stickering it to Skin Disease: The Drive for Precision and Personalized Dermatology,” presented by Michael D. Howell, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of DermTech, explored the current approaches to precision medicine in dermatology and the integration of precision medicine and biomarker approaches in clinical trials. Howell reviewed DermTech’s proprietary Smart Sticker platform and its use in early detection of skin cancers including cutaneous melanoma. Howell also discussed how non-invasive skin sampling can enhance precision medicine by detecting genomic and proteomic changes in the skin without the need for a skin biopsy. Finally, Howell discussed how the expanded use of DermTech’s breakthrough tool can guide personalized approaches to disease diagnosis and intervention.
The presentation is available for viewing here.
“The Dermatology Drug Development Summit brings together leaders in academia, government, and industry with a goal of driving innovative medicine in dermatology. The DermTech Smart Sticker is an innovative platform that non-invasively assesses genomic and proteomic changes in the skin before those changes can be visually detected. With more than 3,000 potentially identifiable dermatological diseases and an ever increasing armamentarium of therapies, the Smart Sticker technology enables innovative approaches to precision and personalized dermatology,” commented Howell.
DermTech is the leading genomics company in dermatology and is creating a new category of medicine, precision dermatology, enabled by our non-invasive skin genomics platform. DermTech’s mission is to transform the practice of dermatology through more accurate diagnosis and treatment, and the elimination of unnecessary surgery, leading to improved patient care and lower costs. DermTech provides genomic analysis of skin samples collected non-invasively using an adhesive patch rather than a scalpel. 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 on DermTech, please visit DermTech’s investor relations site at: www.DermTech.com.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The expectations, estimates, and projections of DermTech may differ from its actual results and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations with respect to: the performance, patient benefits, cost-effectiveness, commercialization and adoption of DermTech’s products, including the Smart Sticker platform, and the market opportunity therefor. These forward-looking statements involve
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Illinois public health officials Monday reported 6,222 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were also 20 additional deaths reported.
The statewide positivity rate for cases as a percent of total test for the past 7 days is 8.1%. There were 68,118 tests reported in the prior 24 hours. The state has now reported 423,502 cases since the pandemic began, and 9,810 fatalities.
Meanwhile, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike had a message for voters going to the polls in person on Tuesday, as COVID-19 continues to surge statewide.
“Please make sure that your mask is securely fitted over both your nose and your mouth, and please make your selections before you get to the polling booth so you can get in and out as quickly as possible,” she said.
Here’s what’s happening Monday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area and Illinois:
5:50 p.m.: Pritzker urges patience with election results, has National Guard ‘in a state of readiness’ in event of unrest
Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday urged patience in the coming days as election authorities grapple with historic levels of mail-in ballots, and said the Illinois National Guard is in a “state of readiness,” amid the possibility of election-related unrest.
“It will possibly take until Wednesday, or Thursday, or even Friday to get results for some races in Illinois and in states across the country,” Pritzker said at his daily coronavirus news briefing. “Every vote must be counted, particularly on the national level. It is very important that we are patient with the presidential election. We may very well not know who won the election on Wednesday, let alone Tuesday night.”
Pritzker likened the National Guard’s “state of readiness” leading into Election Day to the action his administration took in September to ensure members were available before the Kentucky attorney general announced charges in the controversial police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Taylor’s killing sparked protests against police brutality earlier this year.
“We want to make sure that the cities, counties that call upon us for help, from the state of Illinois, that we have those resources available to them,” Pritzker said.
Pritzker also warned against sourcing election information solely from social media sites expressing concerns about “foreign actors, specifically Russia, Iran and others, who intend to promote misinformation throughout Election Day, and in the days after.”
“They would like nothing more than to promote conspiracy theories and sow discontent,” Pritzker said.
4:35 p.m.: Park Ridge restaurants fined for defying Pritzker’s order and continuing indoor dining amid soaring rates of COVID-19
Park Ridge restaurants that defy the governor’s indoor dining ban and continue to serve customers inside are being fined daily, a city official said.
Between Thursday and Saturday of last week, the city issued three restaurants a total of $750 in fines for continued non-compliance with the governor’s order, said Jim Brown, director of community preservation and development.
The restaurants were fined $250 for the first violation and $500 for a subsequent violation, Brown
By Adam Martin
Newly reported Covid-19 cases in the U.S. edged upward a day before Election Day, following a week in which the country logged its highest daily tally to date.
The more than 84,000 cases reported on Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, represent an increase from 73,594 on Sunday, following Friday’s all-time high of 99,321.
Daily new case numbers tend to be lower at the beginning of the week as fewer people get tested over the weekend, and Monday’s tally is higher than the 66,798 reported a week earlier on Oct. 26.
The newly reported cases put the U.S. total at nearly 9.3 million, with more than 231,000 dead, according to Johns Hopkins.
They also put the national seven-day moving average at 83,805 as of Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Johns Hopkins data, higher than the record set a day earlier. The 14-day moving average is 76,897. When the seven-day average is higher than the 14-day average, as it has been since Oct. 5, it suggests cases are on the rise.
The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has also been increasing, with 48,470 reported for Monday, according to the Covid Tracking Project. That is the highest it has been since Aug. 9.
With Americans heading to the polls, cases have been rising in most states. As of Sunday, 43 states had seven-day averages higher than their 14-day averages. Pennsylvania, Kansas, Connecticut and Rhode Island all reported record-high daily figures for Monday.
In Guam, the first place in the U.S. to see sunlight, polls will stay open until 8 p.m. Voters must wear masks and there will be health screenings. People who don’t pass the screenings will be allowed to vote from their car. The U.S. territory reported just three new Covid-19 cases on Monday, but the fall in the numbers was likely due in part to a sharp drop in testing. There have now been 4,693 confirmed cases reported on the island, with 79 people dead and 102 hospitalized.
As the presidential election collides with a global pandemic, the CDC says that people who are sick with the coronavirus can still vote in person on Tuesday.
In newly-updated guidance published Sunday, the agency says that voters who have tested positive or may have been exposed to the coronavirus should follow the standard advice to wear a mask, stay at least six feet away from others and sanitize their hands before and after voting. “You should also let poll workers know that you are sick or in quarantine when you arrive at the polling location,” the CDC’s website states.
For tens of thousands of Americans, that may be the only option: People who received their test results in the past few days missed the cutoff to request an absentee ballot in most states, and getting an exemption typically requires surmounting arduous logistical hurdles, as The Post previously reported. But the prospect of casting a ballot alongside someone who’s sick is unlikely to defuse the tension surrounding mask-wearing at polling places — something that remains optional in multiple states.
While turnout numbers and exit polls consume much of the national attention, the steady rise of new infections across the country shows no sign of abating. The United States reported more than 86,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, pushing the total count to nearly 9.3 million, according to data tracked by The Post. Twelve states — Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming — recorded record numbers of hospitalizations.
Rural areas are feeling the strain. In Utah, overwhelmed hospitals are repurposing pediatric beds for adult patients, and plan to soon start bringing in doctors who don’t typically work in hospitals, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
“We’re asking people to do things that they trained for, maybe when they were a resident, but they haven’t done in three years,” Russell Vinik, chief medical operations officer at University of Utah Health, told the paper on Monday.
Jacqueline Dupree contributed to this report.
New coronavirus cases are increasing in 42 states and territories, according to an internal Health and Human Services memo obtained by ABC News.
Six jurisdictions are at a plateau, and new cases are decreasing in eight, the memo said.
The number of new cases reported from Oct. 21 to 27 increased by 21.7% compared to the previous seven-day period, according to the memo.
New deaths increased 8.8% during that same time period.
The national test-positivity rate also increased to 6.2% from 5.8% in week-to-week comparisons.
Across the country, 23% of hospitals have more than 80% of their intensive care unit beds filled, according to HHS. That number was 17% to 18% during the summertime peak.
Hospital strain is a concern in several states, including Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Hospitals in New Mexico are seeing higher numbers of younger patients, while ones in Oklahoma City are reducing elective surgeries and calling for volunteers with medical backgrounds due to a surge in COVID-19 patients, the memo noted.
ABC News’ Josh Margolin contributed to this report.
Nearly 46 million people have now been infected with the coronavirus world-wide, and nearly 1.19 million have died.
U.K.: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet was due to meet Saturday to discuss plans for a new nationwide lockdown in England to curb the virus’s spread, according to a government official, who stressed a final decision hasn’t been made. Scientists at Imperial College London estimate infections are running at almost 100,000 a day in England, and hospitalizations and deaths are creeping up. The seven-day average for deaths hit 213 on Tuesday, its highest tally since May.
The government has been experimenting with localized restrictions in England but cases have continued rising. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland set their own public-health policies and have already closed some businesses and imposed curbs on household mixing. Mr. Johnson is due to hold a televised press conference at 4:00 p.m. London time on Saturday.
Greece: New restrictions, including mandatory mask wearing indoors and outdoors, will be take effect in Greece starting Tuesday. Other measures include a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew, and university courses will revert to online learning. In the Athens region and northern Greece, where the virus is circulating at higher levels, the government has also ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, theaters, museums and gyms.
While Greece has among the lowest infection rates in Europe, new cases are rising rapidly. Announcing the new measures, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the goal was to prevent the virus from spreading out of control.
“We must act now, before the intensive-care units are overwhelmed by people fighting for their life. Now, while we still have the ability to detect and track cases,” he said in a televised address.
India: The new-case count was below 50,000 for the sixth day in a row, with the country reporting 48,268 cases over the preceding 24 hours, and 551 deaths. Confirmed cases now exceed 8.1 million, with a death toll of 121,641.
Japan: The 778 new cases reported Saturday pushed the total past 100,000, and the 11 deaths brought the toll to 1,755. Starting Sunday, the government will allow business travelers returning from trips of seven days or less to any country to skip the two-week quarantine, provided they meet conditions including a negative test result.
The government has also lowered travel alerts on nine countries including China, South Korea and Australia. From Sunday onward, travelers from those countries won’t be required to take a coronavirus test upon arrival.
South Korea: With 127 new Covid-19 cases reported, it was the fourth consecutive day above 100. Locally transmitted infections have been rising this week, with new clusters around workplaces and social gatherings. Local authorities are on high alert this weekend, concerned that Halloween festivities could prompt a fresh wave.
China: Mainland Chinese authorities reported six new locally transmitted symptomatic cases, all in and around the city of Kashgar in the far western Xinjiang region and previously classified as asymptomatic. Chinese health authorities typically highlight and focus on positive cases showing
Barcelona offered key updates on the fitness of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and center-back Samuel Umtiti on Thursday.
Ter Stegen is yet to feature for Barcelona this season after going under the knife in August to repair a knee injury. However, the Germany international was back in training for the first time on Thursday.
Umtiti also took part in some of the session as he bids to return from knee trouble. The Frenchman is also yet to feature in 2020-21 but is closing in on a comeback.
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Barcelona players were back on the training ground on Thursday after an important Champions League win over Juventus in Turin. Ronald Koeman’s side return to action in La Liga on Saturday against Alaves.
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Ter Stegen Still Key for Barcelona
News Ter Stegen is closing in a return to full fitness will be a big boost for Barcelona fans. The 28-year-old has become a key player for the Catalan giants and is viewed as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers.
Barca recently moved to secure Ter Stegen’s future at the club. The stopper has signed a contract extension at the Camp Nou that runs until 2025. His buyout clause is set at an eye-popping €500 million.
Ter Stegen is expected to slot straight back into the starting XI when fully fit, taking over from deputy Neto. The Brazilian has proven an able back-up in Ter Stegen’s absence but should drop back down to the bench.
Outcast Umtiti Hoping For Second Chance
Meanwhile, Umtiti will be hoping he can force his way into Koeman’s thinking after a tough time with injuries. The Frenchman is no longer a guaranteed starter at the Camp Nou and has slipped way down the pecking order.
Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, and 21-year-old Ronald Araujo are now Barca’s first three central defensive options, while Koeman has also been keeping tabs on Barca B defender Oscar Mingueza and included the youngster in his Champions League squad.
Umtiti looks to have his work cut out to play regularly at Barca again, although he did tell Canal Football Club in a recent interview that he is not interested in leaving the Camp Nou, as reported by Sport.
I don’t see myself at any club than Barca. I’ve been pretty clear about that with everyone. Lyon is my club, my city. They were the team that gave me the chance to play in Europe, at Barca and in the national team. There were conversations with Lyon this summer, but there was nothing in concrete. The last two years have been the worst of my career. I’ve never worked so hard. I need to make up for lost time.
Yet the Frenchman could face even more competition for a place in the team
CONNECTICUT — As of Tuesday night, the total number of laboratory-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported among Connecticut residents is 69,127, including 66,357 laboratory-confirmed and 2,770 probable cases. Three hundred nine patients are currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. There have been 4,604 virus-associated deaths.
The state Department of Public Health reported 490 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. There were another nine coronavirus-associated deaths. Seventeen additional hospitalizations were reported.
An additional 14,305 coronavirus tests were performed in the past 24-hour reporting period. A total of 2,232,603 tests have been performed.
The towns with the most new cases reported over the past 24 hours are:
1. Bridgeport: 57
2. Waterbury: 32
3. Danbury: 32
4. Norwalk: 22
5. Hartford: 22
6. Greenwich: 17
7. New Britain: 16
8. Wallingford: 16
9. East Hartford: 12
10. Stamford: 11
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The towns with the most coronavirus cases reported over the past week are:
1. Bridgeport: 277
2. Norwalk: 242
3. Hartford: 204
4. Waterbury: 173
5. Stamford: 159
6. New Haven: 158
7. Danbury: 136
8. New Britain: 109
9. New London: 81
10. East Hartford: 72
This article originally appeared on the Across Connecticut Patch
Nearly 44.5 million coronavirus cases have been reported world-wide, and the global death toll is approaching 1.2 million.
India: Total coronavirus cases in India surpassed eight million as the country reported 49,881 new cases. India has the second highest number of infections in the world behind the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The country’s death toll rose by 517 to 120,527.
China: Health authorities on Thursday reported 23 locally transmitted cases for the previous day, all in Kashgar, a city in the far-western Xinjiang region. Since last Sunday, the Kashgar government has tested 4.7 million of its residents and reported more than 100 local cases, most of which are tied to a local garment factory, according to local officials.
Australia: A day after lifting its strict lockdown, Australia’s Victoria state recorded three new coronavirus cases. New South Wales, home to Sydney, added four new locally acquired cases and a school closed after a student tested positive. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she wanted to see the southern state’s contact-tracing system tested before she would consider reopening the state border. She said she received economic advice that it would be more prudent to reopen to all of Australia, New Zealand and possibly other overseas places than Victoria until the risk of another outbreak there was proven to be low.
Guam: The U.S. territory reported 48 new cases, bringing the total to 4,466. The number of hospitalized patients rose to 88, as the hospitals on the island start to reach capacity. Guam’s governor on Wednesday extended a public health emergency until Nov. 29 and a partial lockdown remains in place.
Japan: New cases topped 700 for the third time in the past seven days, as Japan reported 731 new infections. The country’s death toll stands at 1,733, including three fatalities logged Thursday.
South Korea: South Korea added 125 more cases, with many linked to clusters at nursing homes and other medical facilities. Health officials have shut down Seoul night clubs for the Halloween weekend and warned there could be more upticks as South Koreans travel during the fall.