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MELA Sciences Appoints Christina L. Allgeier Chief Financial Officer

HORSHAM, Pa., Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELA), a medical technology company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative products for the treatment and diagnosis of serious dermatological disorders, today announced that Christina L. Allgeier has been promoted to the post of Chief Financial Officer of MELA Sciences, Inc., effective November 9, 2015. Ms. Allgeier is a graduate of Penn State University and is a Certified Public Accountant with significant SEC experience. Ms. Allgeier joined MELA as a result of the recent acquisition of the XTRAC and VTRAC business.

Ms. Allgeier has over 15 years of experience in the medical laser field. She replaces Robert Cook who has tendered his resignation to pursue other matters, but has agreed to remain with the Company through mid-January 2016 in the role of Senior Financial Advisor.

MELA Sciences' President and CEO, Michael R. Stewart, commented, "I have worked with Christina in the past and am thrilled to have her join the MELA team in the position of CFO. I have firsthand knowledge of her background and expertise and I have every confidence that she will prove to be an invaluable asset." Mr. Stewart continued, "Christina's most recent position as Chief Accounting Officer of PhotoMedex, Inc., from whom we acquired the XTRAC and VTRAC business, makes her the perfect candidate for the MELA CFO position."

"I would like to thank Bob Cook for the dedication he has put into the Company and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Mr. Stewart.

About MELA Sciences, Inc. (www.melasciences.com)

MELA Sciences is a medical technology company focused on the dermatology market. Its products include the XTRAC® laser and VTRAC® excimer lamp systems utilized in the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo and various other skin conditions; and the MelaFind® system used to assist in the identification and management of melanoma skin cancer.

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CONTACT: Investor Contacts: Christina Allgeier MELA Sciences, Inc. 215-619-3267 callgeier@melasciences.com Andrew McDonald LifeSci Advisors, LLC 646-597-6987 Andrew@LifeSciAdvisors.comSource:MELA Sciences