Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center of California Adopts AI-driven Nevisense for early skin cancer detection


SciBase Holding AB (“SciBase”) (STO: SCIB), a leading developer of augmented intelligence-based solutions for skin disorders announced today that it will continue its US coast-to-coast momentum with a collaboration agreement with the Skin and Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Center (“SCARS Center”) in California. This partnership will help further introduce Nevisense to a broader US market. The Nevisense System is a first-of-its-kind AI-driven technology that uniquely addresses the complexities of point-of-care detection of the deadliest form of skin cancer by providing clinicians with advanced analysis of irregular moles during routine skin checks.

“Through our new partnership with Nevisense, we are now one of the first groups in the country to adopt AI technology that will help our clinicians improve patient outcomes,” said Dr. Simon Madorsky, medical director and founder of the Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center. Dr. Madorsky is also the CME Chair of the SCARS Foundation, dedicated to skin cancer research and physician education. “At SCARS Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients and physicians with the resources needed to understand, prevent, and cure skin cancers. We have long been at the forefront of innovation, and we look forward to furthering those capabilities with Nevisense. Early detection of skin cancers with advanced technology provides patients with the peace of mind they deserve during skin cancer checks,” said Dr. Madorsky.

“SciBase and the SCARS Center team are well aligned with a shared mission to provide clinicians with early detection of melanoma solutions that can drive improved patient outcomes,” said Pia Renaudin, CEO of SciBase. “We are continuing to broaden SciBase’s presence throughout the US, to further increase patient access to point-of-care technology that enables the earliest detection possible of melanoma when it is almost 100% curable”.


Hook Lifts & Skip Loaders Market to hit US$ 4 Bn by 2028, Says Global Market Insights Inc.


The hook lifts & skip loaders market is expected to surpass USD 4 billion by 2028, as reported in a research study by Global Market Insights Inc. The market is expected to witness a considerable growth due to the rising residential construction and waste recycling plant development globally. Hook lifts and skip loaders play a vital role in garbage and debris transportation to the recycling plant.

The hook lifts and skip loader market has been impacted adversely in 2020 by the COVID-19 outbreak. The production and sales of these machines were impacted significantly during this period owing to the temporary shutdown of manufacturing facilities and suspension of industrial & infrastructure development activities. However, skip loaders and hook lifts observed a significant demand in 2021 led by supportive government initiatives to accelerate economic growth.

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According to type, the market is classified into hook lifts and skip loaders. OEMs are participating in various exhibitions to introduce their latest innovations to achieve a significant share in the hook lifts and skip loaders market. For instance, in September 2021, Thompsons displayed its new skip loader mounted on Renault D250 18-ton GWR. These skip loaders possess several features, such as Covermaster sheeting systems, automatic tailgates, and Edbro underfloor lifting gear.

Industry participants are adopting various business strategies to increase their brand identity in the global hook lifts and skip loaders market. These players are focusing on gaining high-value contracts to increase their profitability. For instance, in May 2021, Volvo Trucks provided 18-ton FE and 16 ton FL skip loader trucks to Peak Waste Recycling located in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, in England.

Some prime findings in the hook lifts & skip loaders market report include:

Increasing government investments in North America infrastructure development activities are driving the hook lifts and skip loaders market growth. The availability of hook lifts in various configurations and sizes is improving its market representation in the region.

The shifting focus of various municipalities on smart cities and buildings is boosting the market growth in Europe. The presence of established market players, such as HIAB AB, B.O.B. Sistemi Idraulici S.p.A., and Volvo Construction Equipment, is creating ample opportunities for industry expansion.

Supportive government initiatives for the agriculture sector and increasing maintenance activities to strengthen energy transport are creating a high demand for hook lifts and skip loaders in the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, the proliferation of waste recycling plans will provide a positive market outlook for skip loaders in the region.

Significant urbanization is fueling residential property construction in Latin America, thereby supporting the market growth. Rising forestry work for land development will create a favorable environment for the commercial sector in the region.

Growing construction of restaurants and hotels due to the booming tourism industry is propelling the adoption of hook lifts and skip loaders in the MEA region. Furthermore, increasing agricultural and energy plant construction activities in Central Africa will accelerate the sale of these vehicles in the region.

Prominent players operating in this market include Meiller Group, Cargotec Corporation, West-Trans Equipment, VDL Containersystemen B.V., B.O.B. Sistemi Idraulici S.p.A, SwapLoader USA Ltd., Marrel Corporation (Ampliroll), PALFINGER Group, West-Trans Equipment, Cargotec Corporation, Stellar Industries, Volvo Construction Equipment, and Galbreath

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Partial chapters of report table of contents (TOC):

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1  Hook Lifts and Skip Loaders industry 360° synopsis, 2018 – 2028

2.1.1  Business trends

2.1.2  Product trends

2.1.3  Application trends

2.1.4  Regional trends

Chapter 3 Industry Insights

3.1  Industry segmentation

3.2  Impact of COVID-19 on Hook Lifts and Skip Loaders industry landscape

3.3  Industry ecosystem analysis

3.4  Technology & innovation landscape

3.5  Regulatory landscape

3.6  Industry impact forces

3.6.1  Growth drivers

3.6.2  Industry pitfalls & challenges

3.7  Growth potential analysis

3.8  Porter’s analysis

3.9  PESTEL analysis


Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Richard Perry and Jorie Ramsaur of Intelligent Audit Pros to Know for 2021


Intelligent Audit, an enterprise leader in freight audit and payment and provider of business intelligence and advanced analytics for optimized transportation spend management and carrier network modeling, is proud to announce two team members are “2021 Pros to Know,” as selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The award showcases leading executives who have helped their companies attain a competitive advantage and build a forward-looking strategy.

The two “2021 Pros to Know,” Jorie Ramsaur and Richard Perry, are strategic leaders embracing the role of VP of Strategic Accounts. The award is a testament to Intelligent Audit’s company culture that puts the customer at the heart of every service and technology solution.

Last year, Hannah Testani, who recently stepped into the role of CEO of Intelligent Audit, was named a “2020 Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The recognition of additional Intelligent Audit team members as “Pros to Know” emphasizes the increased interest in advanced analytics as a way for enterprise companies to improve transportation spend management.

Richard Perry had this to say about the award:
“It was inspiring to receive this recognition, as I’m very passionate about customer experience and helping other supply chain leaders achieve success in various measures. The pandemic and our return have been challenging at best, as supply chain leaders are forced to look for ways to be more efficient and reduce cost, and in some cases, attempt to stay neutral and out the red. Intelligent Audit has given me the keys to help customers quickly unlock powerful insights into their transportation networks, and understanding is the first step in knowing what to do next. Thank you to everyone who recognized me for this award, as I’m sure we have helped each other along the way.”

Jorie Ramsaur went on to describe her thoughts on the prestigious recognition:

The recognition by Supply & Demand Chain Executive is incredibly meaningful and validates the time and effort that I give toward our customers day in and day out. Every customer is different, so understanding their individual needs and leveraging advanced analytics enables us to quickly identify further cost savings initiatives that align with their strategic goals. My experience in the industry allows me to provide strong account management support to my customers well after the sales process has ended, and I know that means the world to them.”

And Hannah Testani further added her views:

“The recognition by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for both Richard and Jorie is not surprising. It tells the story of Intelligent Audit in that our commitment to connect and share data with our network is absolute. We focus on building a better transportation management strategy through accountability, data collection, data normalization, and advanced analytics technology all backed by strong personalized account management. Together, we look forward to seeing what will happen as recovery continues and how the whole Intelligent Audit team empowers  shippers to improve decision-making and recapture wasted spend.”

The industry has clearly taken notice of the established and groundbreaking leadership Intelligent Audit offers the market by deploying a strong account management culture backed by advanced analytics and business intelligence.


PremFina and Microsoft AI Collaboration Sees 70% Customer Responses Handled Without Humans


PremFina Ltd, the U.K.’s first venture capital backed alternative insurance premium finance company announces its UK collaboration with Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software company by revenue, has resulted in its artificial intelligence (AI) driven chat bot handling 70% of all data-led customer queries with zero delay in response times.

PremFina’s newest (virtual) staff member ‘Fina’ visible at, was developed at the company’s research and development (R&D) labs in collaboration with Microsoft. It tapped into Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform for a variety of AI libraries and technologies to create an AI-driven chatbot to be first line of response for incoming queries from business customers and consumers. Natural language processing allows PremFina’s algorithms to recognise the customer’s intent, even if the words are unclear, and then process appropriate follow up actions.

“Whether customers ask how, where or if they can make a payment in a variety of ways, Fina will respond and direct them to our payment gateway,” said PremFina’s CTO Nij Saha. “Fina processes varying expressions of human language and help serve our customers 24×7 through human style interaction.”

One in five companies that had adopted AI attributed 5% percent of their organizations’ enterprise-wide earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to their use of AI, according to a Nov. 2020 survey by management consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. Many companies have increased their investment in AI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant acceleration of digitisation across business functions, widening the digital divide between led and technology laggard companies.

“This is a textbook case of technology put to use for business efficiency and an improved customer journey,” said PremFina’s CEO Bundeep Singh Rangar. “”Our newest employee Fina is uber efficient handline 7 out of every 10 incoming chat queries that don’t need to be handed over to a human being.”

Fina allows for customers to ask questions via simple conversations, using natural language processing technologies to understand the intent behind the questions. It provides responses to customers 24×7 across different regions. Built during a virtual hackathon last year, it is the first of many outcomes via the company’s collaboration with Microsoft.

“Premfina is recognized as being highly innovative and focused on providing excellent customer experience for insurance companies and intermediaries,” said Dennis Vanderlip, Director, Financial Services at Microsoft UK. “Microsoft is excited to be working with PremFina as it brings new solutions to market in this important sector.”

PremFina’s work with Microsoft is helping it build new innovative products that improve customer experience and lower operating costs. The company’s core loan engine platform is another such example. It can scale up to process any increase in loan agreements in real time using Azure, via only a few clicks on a computer. PremFina was also part of the Microsoft UK Ventures 4th Cohort for fintech start-ups in 2016.

In Sept. 2018, PremFina’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) was recognised at the Insurance Times Tech and Innovation Awards where the Company won ‘Best Use of Technology for Customer Experience – B2B.

In Dec. 2020, PremFina won the gold award for “Excellence in Technology” at The Insurance Times Awards 2020.