The SKINSPECTION project integrates six partners from three European countries. Each partner is specifically designated to provide the expertise needed for the achievement of the SKINSPECTION objectives. The partners are experienced in cooperative research and exploitation of research results. They are recognized internationally for their unique expertise in their fields and constitute altogether a well-balanced interdisciplinary pan-European consortium that will professionally implement the work plan elaborated. The consortium consists of the following three research facilities and three innovative SMEs.


The German Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Technology (IBMT) is working in research and development in the field of biomedical and medical engineering in close collaboration with industry since its foundation in 1987. The Ultrasound Department has a large experience in developing ultrasound and hybrid optoacoustic imaging systems, in particular transducer design and multichannel electronics design as well as signal processing, reconstruction and vizualization of ultrasound data. In SKINSPECTION, the Institute is responsible for the  development of acoustic and optoacoustic imaging systems and furthermore acting as coordinator of the project.


Jenlab GmbH is a German company specialized in laser applications for medical sectors and is the only producer of clinical diagnostic femtosecond lasers. Jenlab will provide the multiphoton-imaging base system and be responsible for the integration and certification of the whole SKINSPECTION hybrid multimodal imaging system.


Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  Imperial College London has recently formed a strong partnership with the newly formed Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which is a merger of five London Hospitals including the Hammersmith Hospital, to create the first Academic Health Science Centre in the UK.  The SKINSPECTION project will be carried out jointly between members of staff across several departments/divisions at Imperial.

The Photonics Group in the Department of Physics has a strong expertise in optical imaging for biomedical applications with a special focus on fluorescence lifetime imaging. The group is working in close cooperation with the Departments of Histopathology and Dermatology at Imperial and is responsible for the development of the fluorescence lifetime imaging components of the SKINSPECTION system.

The Department of Histopathology, Division of Investigative Science, Faculty of Medicine has a strong expertise in the evaluation of fluorescence lifetime imaging techniques. The department is working in close cooperation with both the Photonics Group, and the Department of Dermatology, which is based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus.  Together, the Departments of Dermatology and Histopathology at Imperial will work with the Department of Dematology of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia on the development of the clinical procedures of the SKINSPECTION system and its evaluation.

The Department of Dermatology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia has a long standing expertise in the field of dermoscopy, automated diagnosis and digital image analysis.
The Department of dermatology will lead the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of the SKINSPECTION system regarding skin cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring.


tp21 GmbH is a German company active in technology transfer, innovation support, development of S&T clusters and the management of international RTD projects.
In SKINSPECTION, tp21 leads the Specifications work package and is responsible for Project Management, Dissemination and Training.

kibero GmbH (D) is a company specialized in high resolution acoustic imaging devices with a special emphasis on life science applications. KIBERO will develop the electronic components for the acoustic and photoacoustic imaging modalities of the SKINSPECTION system and will participate in the integration and certification of the whole SKINSPECTION hybrid multimodal imaging system.