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The development and widespread use of the dermatoscope has strongly influenced the early detection and prevention of skin cancer. In fact, a personal story from our company founder, Helmut A. Heine, helped contribute to this: in 1989, he accompanied his wife when she had a conspicuous lesion examined. He noticed that the examination methods being used at that time had considerable shortcomings with respect to brightness, sharpness, and handling. With the help of Dr. Otto Braun-Falco, the first hand-held dermatoscope, the DELTA10, was developed. And the accuracy of diagnosis in dermoscopy increased from 55 to 90%.
Since then, the dermatoscope has become an indispensable component in dermatological diagnoses both for dermatologists and for general practitioners. Our dermatology website offers informative posts and exclusive downloads, as well as information on the latest dermatological products.
As a global leader in the manufacture of primary diagnostic instruments with over 500 employees, HEINE Optotechnik has been a 100 % family owned and managed company for more than 70 years. We continue to develop and manufacture HEINE instruments at our facilities in Germany, where we combine decades-long experience and craftsmanship with the most modern manufacturing technologies. HEINE is represented in over 120 countries around the world, with subsidiaries in Australia, the US and Switzerland as well as 3,000 representatives, importers and specialist dealers.