EvoNexus company, Skylit’s handheld device could bring psoriasis, eczema phototherapy home

San Diego startup Skylit Medical is developing a phototherapy device for private home use to treat conditions like psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo. It’s one of those necessity’s the mother of inventionish stories – founder Martyn Gross himself has eczema and psoriasis.

“We are a frustrated group, because this is an inflammatory condition for which there is no cure – so we spend $10 billion per year to solve this problem,” Gross said, adding that most of these dollars go to systemic and biologic drugs, which are costly out-of-pocket for patients.

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