Dermatologists predict an increase in skincare devices hitting the market in 2017, especially for use at-home to compete with in-office treatments. Of particular importance are anti-acne platform technology companies. Many of these companies already giving patients access to home acne treatment thanks to handheld heat- or light-based devices. One of the key challenges remains the availability of proven efficacy data and ideally clinically endorsed devices.

yet2 is seeking to identify the upcoming device-based technology platforms that offer either prevention, treatment or even diagnosis of acne. It is essential the technology solutions should be supported by hard clinical data, and a first focus should be facial moderate acne. The technology should also be protected by a strong intellectual property portfolio.