In the last years, Raman spectroscopy has shown to be a reliable technique for different skin disease such as cancer and atopic dermatitis. This technique is non-invasive and can provide several information regarding the molecular composition of the surface of the skin and up to several hundred micrometers in depth. However, the instruments are still slow, and bulky. Consequently, there is still the need of an instrument that can be used in the clinical practice and that, in future, patients will use constantly and easily at home in order to evaluate their therapy and to know in advance the triggering of the disease. This will help the diagnosis and the monitoring of a disease reducing time and costs for doctor check-ups. Therefore, the quality of life for patients will improve.
Our miniRaman MRs has the same dimension as a car keys, cheap and as sensitive as research grade Raman spectrometers. We apply miniRaman MRs for measuring water, lipids, proteins and other compounds in healthy and debilitated skins.