Testing Sector – Sofrelop http://sofrelop.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:07:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sofrelop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6-150x150.png Testing Sector – Sofrelop http://sofrelop.com/ 32 32 IMA Coffee discusses the launch of IMA Coffee Lab https://sofrelop.com/ima-coffee-discusses-the-launch-of-ima-coffee-lab/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:51:09 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/ima-coffee-discusses-the-launch-of-ima-coffee-lab/ IMA Coffee discusses the launch of IMA Coffee Lab, a scaled-down factory open to customers with the latest processing and packaging technology. Imagine a coffee processing and packaging plant that could handle every phase of the process available to a business, a plant that could test the best engineering technologies and innovations for the coffee […]]]>

IMA Coffee discusses the launch of IMA Coffee Lab, a scaled-down factory open to customers with the latest processing and packaging technology.

Imagine a coffee processing and packaging plant that could handle every phase of the process available to a business, a plant that could test the best engineering technologies and innovations for the coffee industry.

IMA Coffee has turned this dream into reality by creating IMA Coffee Lab, a unique center open to all customers and coffee processors looking for professional advice and innovative solutions. It houses a fully functional pilot plant covering all stages of handling, processing and packaging.

More than a showroom where customers can appreciate the breadth of IMA Coffee’s expertise, Nicola Panzani, Strategic Director of IMA Coffee Lab, explains that it is a place to experiment with solutions and get an insider’s view. tangible whole of an entire plant.

“Customers are welcome to come and test their own coffee at any stage of the process or complete a full processing and packaging test in the pilot plant. This includes solutions for admission or storage of green coffee, cleaning and sorting, weighing, handling and transport, roasting, grinding, degassing with aroma protection using nitrogen, and the packaging of coffee sachets and capsules,” says Panzani.

Located at the IMA Coffee Petroncini site between Bologna and Ferrara in northern Italy, the Coffee Lab covers 3000 square meters and will be the starting point for many new products and research and development solutions dedicated to the coffee industry.

Panzani says the main benefit of having a single source for handling, processing and packaging is the single-source approach, and IMA Coffee Lab explores all stages in an integrated way, including intake and storage. .

“This is followed by each processing phase, from roasting to grinding, and completed by the three packaging stages: primary, secondary and end-of-line. This allows customers to enjoy and adapt any step in the process to achieve the desired result,” says Panzani.

The Coffee Lab houses an on-site analytical laboratory that deals with testing green coffee, roast coffee and ground coffee for key parameters such as moisture levels or weight loss.

“This allows visiting companies to do multiple tests and gather vital information to help make the right decisions before defining the details of each machine,” says Panzani.

Panzani says a key benefit of the new IMA Coffee organization is a comprehensive selection of accessible coffee-focused services, such as bespoke engineering solutions that can be defined and tested inside the factory. pilot.

“Research and development projects can be used to test and develop customers’ packaging materials on the machines, while comprehensive consultancy services are also available to review and discuss processing and packaging aspects. Quality testing and in-cup tasting services are offered, as well as turnkey solutions for complete processing and packaging lines from a single source,” says Panzani.

“We also have a global presence with sales representatives able to organize laboratory visits, and a Technical Coffee Academy to train and acquire specific skills related to coffee processing.”

Panzani says the IMA Coffee Academy is one of the most engaging ways to increase all skills related to the coffee processing industry.

“Here, company representatives visiting the lab will be able to attend short learning sessions to gain more expertise in green coffee analysis, roasting techniques and in-cup sensory analysis,” he says.

“Following the [Specialty Coffee Association] certification modules is one way, but we also encourage visitors to join a customized training program, which can be coordinated with training staff.

Specialist technicians are also permanently available at the Lab to provide visiting companies with valuable advice and technical details covering all aspects of the machinery and packaging solutions available.

Panzani says IMA Coffee’s vast experience in packaging solutions is backed by Open Lab, another IMA lab, which researches sustainable alternatives by developing proprietary packaging materials.

“The strength of the capsules can also be physically tested in the laboratory and IMA Coffee technicians are available to guide companies in their choice of materials. Customers are also encouraged to carry out trials on their own packaging materials in the pilot plant,” he said.

According to Panzani, working together on the factory layout for each business allows IMA Coffee to tailor key features to specific customer needs.

“Ultimately, the goal is to provide all the answers needed to create an integrated processing and packaging line that will maximize production efficiency, performance and achieve the required product quality,” says Panzani.

“As a functional, scaled-down factory covering the majority of equipment involved in the entire production process, it is an environment that allows visitors to take a close look at all aspects, carry out extensive trials and to get immediate answers.”

To complement the initiative that brings IMA Coffee closer to the market and its key players, IMA Coffee has also opened a spin-off of the Italy-based IMA Coffee Lab at the IMA Coffee North America site in Massachusetts, USA. -United.

“In addition to additional local services and technical assistance, a team of after-sales technicians is present and able to offer qualified assistance for the North American market at the coffee derivative laboratory,” explains Panzani.

IMA Coffee Hub has become a destination for global roasters and, according to Panzani, it is the broadest technical and commercial activity serving the coffee processing and packaging industry today.

“IMA Coffee Hub is the ideal starting point from which you will reach your destination. This is precisely the advantage the coffee industry gets from IMA Coffee, a single supplier, already coordinated from within,” says Panzani.

Panzani says it is important for IMA Coffee that it reaches every corner of the world of coffee handling, processing and packaging, and that it can now solve any problem producers face of coffee with the IMA Coffee Lab.

“Today’s IMA Coffee Lab is more than a logical consequence of a winning approach to the industry. This represents an opportunity for all companies interested in meeting the needs of a global market to interact with a leader in the field and to evolve thanks to the technologies implemented by IMA,” says Panzani.

“IMA Coffee invites coffee industry partners to discover the benefits of the new Coffee Lab to improve their performance in a rapidly changing sector.”

For more information visit www.ima.it/coffee.

This article first appeared in the November/December 2022 edition of the Global Coffee Report. Learn more HERE.

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Meet minimum fire resistance standard https://sofrelop.com/meet-minimum-fire-resistance-standard/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:51:04 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/meet-minimum-fire-resistance-standard/ Robert Cridford is technical director at materials supplier Siniat Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 and the subsequent identification of gaps in industry regulations, codes, practices and approval processes, there has been a major tightening of security legislation fire over the past few years – and rightly so. The publication of the Hackitt report […]]]>

Robert Cridford is technical director at materials supplier Siniat

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 and the subsequent identification of gaps in industry regulations, codes, practices and approval processes, there has been a major tightening of security legislation fire over the past few years – and rightly so.

The publication of the Hackitt report in 2018 played a major role in this, and in 2019 Approved Document B was updated to incorporate more stringent fire safety standards. The changes highlighted that industry should move away from British Standard (BS) fire resistance test systems and instead ensure that systems are both tested and rated to the latest European standards (EN ).

“While it may start with the manufacturer, it doesn’t end there. We need the whole supply chain on board”

The easiest way to look at the changes to Approved Document B is that any fire rated item must be proven using EN standards, following the process of ‘testing’, then ‘extending’, then of “classification”.

First, the tests should use the appropriate EN fire test standard. Then, the extension of test data to similar applications can be done, but only by qualified and approved third-party organizations using the test standard or extended application (EXAP) – and, importantly, only when the standards allow it. explicitly. Finally, this evidence must be validated and summarized in an official third-party grading report.

Following this chain means that you are adhering to Approved Document B and that everyone involved knows that the evidence meets a minimum standard of quality and verification.

The challenge is that the updated guidelines in Approved Document B may be more onerous than previous testing standards. They require extensive additional testing, expansion and classification of a manufacturer’s entire system portfolio, which is a laborious and costly task. This process takes time, even years, to complete. It is therefore understandable that since 2019 the industry has been in a period of transition.

However, three years later, the legacy recognition of the old BS standards should no longer be acceptable. Manufacturers of fire resistance systems should by now have invested in additional testing and classifications. In the very near future, all manufacturers will need to be able to provide rating reports for their most commonly used systems – at least.

But while it may start with the manufacturer, it doesn’t end there. We need the entire supply chain if the industry is to have a strong and consistent approach to fire safety testing, rating and classification. When human life is in danger, we must work collaboratively to strengthen our practice.

Confidence to design and build

Many designers and contractors are increasingly concerned about liability for poor design and construction, with difficulties in obtaining insurance and long extensions of liability periods for defects. But if we want to sleep at night knowing we’re building safely, making sure we’re following Approved Document B is the easiest way to mitigate those risks.

Building safety regulations will soon stipulate a “golden thread” of evidence of building performance, particularly around fire safety, driving the need for an up-to-date, easily accessible and uninterrupted thread of information. EN and (EXAP) proofs ensure that fire safety information is not only more reliable, but also provided in a clear and consistent format, making it easier to reach the common thread across the industry .

Thus, demanding classification reports are essential to ensure that fire safety standards are taken seriously. If contractors, architects and building control do not request adequate fire resistance information, it will not become part of the project requirements and will inevitably not be provided, potentially exposing the client, designers and contractors to future problems.

We know the industry takes the prevention of loss of property and life seriously. We must therefore put this concern into action. Complying with the latest and most robust legislation is the best – and easiest – way to improve the safety of our buildings and to give our partners and, more importantly, the people who will live and work in the buildings we build, the peace of mind they need.

The minimum standard

The strict extension rules of an EXAP standard mean that strict criteria must be met to increase height or modify components, and old conventions may no longer be valid. This will inevitably bring challenges and lead to changes in the practices of many different sectors of the construction industry. But if we really care about compliance, then it is absolutely necessary for the industry to get to grips with the right standards, adapt, and design and build accordingly. It’s not about going beyond that – it’s the minimum standard that we should all adhere to.

Like many things, supply and demand play a part in this. While manufacturers should invest in providing third-party classifications, contractors, architects and building control should be aware that these standards exist and that manufacturers are now able to meet them. Otherwise, as an industry, we are not building safely.

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The lifespan of honey bees is 50% shorter today than 50 years ago https://sofrelop.com/the-lifespan-of-honey-bees-is-50-shorter-today-than-50-years-ago/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:56:46 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/the-lifespan-of-honey-bees-is-50-shorter-today-than-50-years-ago/ A new study by entomologists at the University of Maryland shows that the lifespan of individual bees kept in a controlled laboratory environment is 50% shorter than it was in the 1970s. When scientists modeled the effect of today’s shorter lifespans, the results were consistent with the increased colony loss and reduced honey production trends […]]]>

A new study by entomologists at the University of Maryland shows that the lifespan of individual bees kept in a controlled laboratory environment is 50% shorter than it was in the 1970s. When scientists modeled the effect of today’s shorter lifespans, the results were consistent with the increased colony loss and reduced honey production trends seen by American beekeepers in recent decades.

Colony turnover is an accepted factor in the beekeeping business, as bee colonies age and die naturally. But over the past decade, American beekeepers have reported high loss rates, forcing them to replace more colonies to keep operations viable. To understand why, the researchers focused on environmental stressors, disease, parasites, pesticide exposure and nutrition.

This is the first study to show an overall decrease in bee lifespan potentially independent of environmental stressors, suggesting that genetics may be influencing broader trends seen in the beekeeping industry. The study was published in the journal Scientific reports.

“We isolate bees from colony life just before they emerge as adults, so anything that shortens their lifespan happens before that time,” said Anthony Nearman, a PhD student at the University. Department of Entomology and lead author of the study. “This introduces the idea of ​​a genetic component. If this assumption is correct, it also indicates a possible solution. If we can isolate certain genetic factors, then we may be able to breed for longer-lived bees. »

Nearman first noticed the decline in lifespan while conducting a study with Associate Professor of Entomology Dennis van Engelsdorp on standardized protocols for rearing adult bees in the laboratory. Replicating previous studies, the researchers collected bee pupae from bee hives when the pupae were within 24 hours of emerging from the wax cells in which they were reared. Collected bees finished growing in an incubator and were then kept as adults in special cages.

Nearman was evaluating the effect of supplementing the sugar water diet of caged bees with plain water to better mimic natural conditions when he noticed that, regardless of diet, the median lifespan of his caged bees was half that of caged bees in similar experiments in the 1970s. (17.7 days today versus 34.3 days in the 1970s.) This has prompted closer scrutiny of laboratory studies published over the past 50 years.

“When I plotted the lifetimes over time, I realized, wow, there’s actually this huge time effect going on,” Nearman said. “Standardized protocols for keeping bees in the lab weren’t really formalized until the 2000s, so you’d think the lifespan would be longer or unchanged, because we’re improving in that area, isn’t Instead, we saw a doubling of the death rate.

Although a laboratory environment is very different from a colony, historical records of bees kept in the laboratory suggest a lifespan similar to that of colony bees, and scientists generally assume that isolated factors that shorten the lifespan of life in one environment will also reduce it in another. Previous studies had also shown that in the real world, shorter bee lifespans correlated with less foraging time and lower honey production. This is the first study to link these factors to colony turnover rates.

When the team modeled the effect of a 50% reduction in lifespan on a beekeeping operation, where lost colonies are replaced every year, the resulting loss rates were around 33%. This is very similar to the average winter and annual loss rates of 30% and 40% reported by beekeepers over the past 14 years.

Nearman and vanEngelsdorp noted that their lab-kept bees could experience some sort of low-level viral contamination or exposure to pesticides during their larval stage, when they are incubating in the hive and being fed by worker bees. But bees did not show overt symptoms from these exposures, and a genetic component of longevity has been demonstrated in other insects such as fruit flies.

The next steps for the researchers will be to compare trends in bee lifespans in the United States and other countries. If they find differences in longevity, they can isolate and compare potential contributing factors such as genetics, pesticide use, and the presence of viruses in local bee stocks.

– This press release originally appeared on the University of Maryland website

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Belize free from avian influenza; false positive test results reported https://sofrelop.com/belize-free-from-avian-influenza-false-positive-test-results-reported/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 11:19:00 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/belize-free-from-avian-influenza-false-positive-test-results-reported/ Photo: Armando Cowo, Director, Belize Poultry Association While recent negative test results from reference labs in the United States suggest that early results indicating the presence of avian flu were false positives, the Minister of Agriculture and the Belize Poultry Association say culling birds on the affected farms was the proactive and responsible response to […]]]>

Photo: Armando Cowo, Director, Belize Poultry Association

While recent negative test results from reference labs in the United States suggest that early results indicating the presence of avian flu were false positives, the Minister of Agriculture and the Belize Poultry Association say culling birds on the affected farms was the proactive and responsible response to the test results.

by Khaila Gentle

BELIZE CITY, Wed 9th November 2022

Reports earlier this week revealed that there may have been no cases of bird flu in the country. Indeed, confirmatory tests sent to the National Veterinary Services Lab in Iowa, USA – the reference laboratory for the World Organization for Animal Health – came back negative, suggesting that the first positive results tests, which came from the University of Georgia Poultry Development and Research Center (PDRC), were false positives.

“There are no viruses here,” said Armando Cowo, the director of the Belize Poultry Association, in an interview with our colleagues at KREM News this week.

Readers will recall the bird flu scare in September which led BAHA and the Ministry of Agriculture to implement measures to prevent the potential spread of the disease, including controlling the movement of poultry and poultry products from farms suspected of being infected, by strengthening surveillance of farms, and in particular the depopulation of birds on farms from which samples were taken which produced positive test results.

In a ALMOND article dated Thursday, September 15, 2022, we reported that, for the first time in nearly seven years, an outbreak of avian flu has been identified in the country, specifically in the poultry population of a farm in the community of Blue Creek. Two weeks earlier, the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) sent samples to the University of Georgia. These samples tested positive for avian influenza (avian flu), and so, knowing that the disease is one of the most serious poultry diseases – and one with zoonotic potential – BAHA adopted its plan to emergency response, fueled by a sense of urgency.

As of mid-September, BAHA’s mitigation strategies had been approved by Cabinet and were being implemented, but confirmatory test results, along with genetic sequencing results, from the International Reference Laboratory of Iowa were still pending.

This week, it was confirmed that those NVSL tests in Iowa came back negative, suggesting that the initial test results were false positives.

In September, Armando Cowo and the Poultry Association, while praising BAHA for their quick response, expressed their view that the health authority may have acted too quickly. Cowo had suggested that authorities wait for confirmation from NVSL before implementing drastic control measures like depopulation, which would ultimately lead to losses in the industry. He had advised that, in accordance with scientific protocol, BAHA should wait until he received final confirmation from the reference laboratory. The association, however, ultimately supported BAHA’s decision due to the fact that confirmatory results were taking too long and time was running out. Even now, Cowo says that while there may have been losses (which would total $100,000), BAHA made the right decision by being proactive.

“We know for a fact that the process took a while, and if it was positive, positive, and we were still waiting for those results, then we would have had bigger problems,” he said.

The depopulation of the birds would have resulted in losses of $100,000. More than 24,000 birds from a farm in Blue Creek were killed, along with another 4,000 from a farm in Spanish Lookout. But the Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Jose Abelardo Mai says that, despite the losses, it was better to act quickly rather than wait a month for confirming results.

“You have to understand how science behaves. We are guided by science. When we sent those samples to Georgia, they came back positive. Two tests were carried out and they came back positive. Subsequently, I understood that another test had been carried out by another laboratory and that it was a false positive. But we can’t wait for laboratory confirmation a month later to act. If this is a disease that threatens the entire poultry industry, we must act. And so BAHA, as the front line of animal health and plant health, had to make some very tough decisions,” he said.

In agreement with Minister Mai is Mr. Armando Cowo.

“We have to be careful. It’s a deadly disease and we didn’t want it in the country…you have to take action. You can’t wait. These labs don’t just work for us, they have samples from everywhere. You join the line and you don’t know when you’ll get your results,” Cowo said.

Notably, Cowo also expressed support for some type of arrangement to compensate farmers who suffered losses as a result of the depopulation exercise.

“A farmer lost 24,100 birds. The other farmer lost 4,000 birds, and the third farmer was a laying hen farm, laying hens providing eggs — he lost 2,240 birds. That’s about 30,000 birds, and they have value. Just in the cost of these birds that we’re looking at, over $100,000 lost, and some people might say a hundred thousand dollars for the industry isn’t a lot, but for individual farmers…and we hope that one way or another, somewhere we can get money to help out these people… The law says so, the minister in charge of agriculture can compensate. It’s discretionary, and what we’re trying to do is try to prepare a document to make a policy change, because if you lose $100,000 would you call the authority and tell them that the next time you have a problem — “hey guys, I have a problem” and lose another $100,000 or $200,000? It is food for thought. So to encourage farmers to report, we need to find a mechanism by which we can work with government and the private sector, help those farmers get back on their feet, so that every time another alert is triggered, those fellows will cooperate with us,” Cowo told 7News’ Jules Vasquez.

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The Global Food Safety Testing Equipment and Consumables Market Size is Expected to Grow USD 25.2 Billion by 2030 https://sofrelop.com/the-global-food-safety-testing-equipment-and-consumables-market-size-is-expected-to-grow-usd-25-2-billion-by-2030/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/the-global-food-safety-testing-equipment-and-consumables-market-size-is-expected-to-grow-usd-25-2-billion-by-2030/ SPHERICAL INSIGHTS LLP The global food safety testing equipment and consumables market size was USD 16,114 million in 2022, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period, according to the new study published by Spherical Insights & Consulting. Companies covered: Agilent Technologies, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Shimadzu […]]]>

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The global food safety testing equipment and consumables market size was USD 16,114 million in 2022, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period, according to the new study published by Spherical Insights & Consulting. Companies covered: Agilent Technologies, Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, PerkinElmer Inc., Bruker, QIAGEN, ROKA BIO SCIENCE, DuPont., 3M and others 20+ top tier key players we have covered in the final report. North America is expected to be the biggest market. This is mainly due to the region’s high penetration in processed foods and strict food laws.

New York, U.S., Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global food safety testing equipment and consumables market size was USD 16,114 million in 2022, and it is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period, according to the new study published by Spherical knowledge and tips. Food security, a balanced diet and food security are all linked. Unsafe food contributes to a vicious circle of infection and malnutrition, which disproportionately affects newborns, children, the elderly and the sick. A healthy food supply not only helps maintain food and nutrition security, but it also helps boost national economies, trade and tourism, all of which contribute to long-term development.

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Food security is impacted by increasing world population, climate change and a rapidly changing food system. The growing number of infectious diseases caused by food contamination, combined with increased awareness of food safety testing, has become the major driver of the food safety testing equipment and consumables market. In the near future, the rapid growth of the food and beverage industry to meet customer expectations is expected to increase the demand for food safety testing equipment. Additionally, the expansion of the dairy industry has contributed to an increase in demand for foodborne pathogen testing. Strict government regulations, along with an expanding food and beverage industry, are expected to propel the growth of the market.

This research report categorizes the Food Safety Testing Equipment and Consumables market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and trend analysis in each of the submarkets. The report analyzes the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Food Safety Testing Equipment and Consumables market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch and development, partnership, merger and acquisition have been included in order to draw the competitive landscape of the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles leading market players and analyzes their core competencies in each sub-segment of the Food Safety Testing Equipment and Consumables market.

Browse 51 market data tables and 47 figures spread over 263 pages and in-depth table of contents onGlobal food safety testing equipment and consumables market size, Share and COVID-19 impact analysis, by type (chromatography systems, mass spectrometry systems, PCR equipment, immunoassay systems, hybrid systems, NMR systems and flow cytometry systems), by contaminant type (analysis analysis, analysis of allergens, pesticides and fertilizers, drugs and antibiotics, analysis of natural toxins and GMO tests), by type of food (milk and dairy products, cereals, fruits and vegetables, processed foods, meat and poultry, fruits seafood, grains and nuts, beverages) and by region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2030”, in detail with the table of contents.

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On the basis of type, the food safety testing equipment and consumables market is categorized into Chromatography Systems, Mass Spectrometry Systems, PCR Equipment, Immunoassay Systems, Hybrid Systems, NMR Systems, and Flow Cytometry Systems . The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) equipment segment will account for the largest revenue in the market due to the benefits of using PCR technology to test a wide range of pathogens such as Listeria spp., Salmonella spp. and others that are analyzed using rapid tests. PCR systems, depending on the system. With respect to GMOs, the PCR technique offers flexibility in terms of detecting multiple pathogens within a run, as well as detecting multiple species within a single test (depending on the test).

Based on region, the food safety testing equipment and consumables market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to be the biggest market. This is mainly due to the region’s high penetration in processed foods and strict food laws. Government funding for food security should be increased, as should the implementation of strict food security legislation in this region. Additionally, the US Food Safety and Modernization Act has improved the acceptance of food testing solutions in the region’s food industry. The primary goal of food safety standards and organizations like the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is to eliminate foodborne pathogens by preventing contamination. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne illness affects 48 million people in the United States each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

Asia-Pacific market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR between 2021 and 2028, driven by growing processed food sector and increased focus on food safety, especially in emerging economies such as China and India. Food is a big industry in the Asia-Pacific region and constitutes an important part of the region’s economic growth potential. With growing national and international expertise, the food trading industry is booming. These changes have increased the demand for quality standards at all levels, with greater emphasis on food safety, transparency, quality, and nutritional and health implications.

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Central banks should consider climate shocks and biodiversity when stress testing financial institutions – Financial services https://sofrelop.com/central-banks-should-consider-climate-shocks-and-biodiversity-when-stress-testing-financial-institutions-financial-services/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 11:23:18 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/central-banks-should-consider-climate-shocks-and-biodiversity-when-stress-testing-financial-institutions-financial-services/ November 07, 2022 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Sylvie Goulard, deputy governor of the Banque de France, the French central bank, said in a speech Oct. 24 that central banks need to take more aggressive action […]]]>

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Sylvie Goulard, deputy governor of the Banque de France, the French central bank, said in a speech Oct. 24 that central banks need to take more aggressive action on nature-related risks. She postulated that “monetary valuations of ecosystem services have many limitations”, partly because of their complexity and also because “shocks” in one sector can have significant impacts on other sectors. As a result, she proposed that “the best risk mitigation strategy is to do everything in our power, early enough, to ensure we stay within planetary boundaries.” She proposed that central banks incorporate climate and biodiversity impacts into their decision-making as an aspect of their “non-monetary portfolios”; integrating nature-related concerns into central bank monetary operations, as the European Central Bank has begun to do for climate change, and implementing nature-related stress-testing exercises that address both climate and biodiversity shocks for banks and financial institutions to improve global financial stability.

Goulard concluded his speech by saying, “The task ahead of us looks like an uphill battle: university economics departments, policymakers, central bankers and supervisors are staying well behind the curve when it comes to recognizing that our socio-economic systems must undergo a radical transformation. We know that those who dare to challenge the status quo face strong setbacks or even reputational risks to their careers. They can be considered “activists” or “dreamers”. However, we have no choice but to restore nature as much as possible, as quickly as possible and finance can play a role in this task. The magnitude of the change required makes it challenging but also promising. No generation on earth for 12,000 years had such a responsibility to keep the world alive.”

Taking the temperature: Just as the CEO of BlackRock said that “climate risk is an investment risk”, Goulard seems to be saying that nature risk is a financial stability risk. Additionally, she believes that governments and businesses will struggle to understand the full range of impacts resulting from climate-related biodiversity change. This, in turn, threatens the stability of global financial systems and the businesses that operate within those systems. Financial regulators around the world, including in the United States, have weighed in on climate-related issues facing financial institutions, but less specifically regarding biodiversity. For example, the Federal Reserve Board recently announced that six of the largest U.S. banks “will participate in a pilot climate scenario analysis exercise aimed at building the capacity of supervisors and companies to measure and manage climate-related financial risks. (and that there would be no “capital or oversight implications of the pilot project”). We expect regulators to increasingly focus on nature-related climate change impacts as another aspect of risk to financial stability resulting from global warming.

(This article originally appeared in “Cadwalader Climate”, a new bi-weekly ESG market newsletter.)

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DOT Designates Miter Operator of Automated Vehicle Safety Testing Platform https://sofrelop.com/dot-designates-miter-operator-of-automated-vehicle-safety-testing-platform/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:46:15 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/dot-designates-miter-operator-of-automated-vehicle-safety-testing-platform/ Miter has been selected by the Department of Transportation to operate a virtual application prototype designed to help developers test cooperative driving automation systems. The Federal Highway Administration has created the Virtual Open Innovation Collaborative Environment for Safety platform for multiple entities to simultaneously participate in synthetic test environments of automated vehicle safety tools, the […]]]>

Miter has been selected by the Department of Transportation to operate a virtual application prototype designed to help developers test cooperative driving automation systems.

The Federal Highway Administration has created the Virtual Open Innovation Collaborative Environment for Safety platform for multiple entities to simultaneously participate in synthetic test environments of automated vehicle safety tools, the nonprofit research organization announced Thursday. .

Platform users can test CDA with human interaction and also between physical and simulated components.

Kerry Buckleyvice president of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development at Mitre, said VOICES provides an interoperability network for government, private sector and academic stakeholders.

As the sole operator of VOICES, the association will lead the definition, development and continuous improvement of the platform.

The organization will also be responsible for building a team of system users, creating new technologies and demonstrating the product over the next 12 months.

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Aesthetic Lasers Market Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 6.97% by 2022-2029 | Accuracy Consultancy Report https://sofrelop.com/aesthetic-lasers-market-expected-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-6-97-by-2022-2029-accuracy-consultancy-report/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:19:00 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/aesthetic-lasers-market-expected-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-6-97-by-2022-2029-accuracy-consultancy-report/ Aesthetic Lasers Market Rise in Laser Technology Developments and Opportunities Forecast to 2029 Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accuracy Consultancy, the market research and consultancy wing of Improve Digital Consultancy Private Limited has completed and published the final copy of the research report detailed about Aesthetic Lasers Market. “Global Aesthetic Lasers […]]]>

Aesthetic Lasers Market Rise in Laser Technology Developments and Opportunities Forecast to 2029

Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accuracy Consultancy, the market research and consultancy wing of Improve Digital Consultancy Private Limited has completed and published the final copy of the research report detailed about Aesthetic Lasers Market.

“Global Aesthetic Lasers Market Size was valued at USD 6 Billion in 2020 and is projected to register at a CAGR of 6.97% and is projected to reach USD 10.50 Billion by 2029 during the forecast period 2022 to 2029 »

Description and forecast for the industry:

One of the factors that has made people look for minimally invasive cosmetic laser treatments for hair removal, acne reduction, skin tightening, etc. is the growing interest in looks. This aspect could increase the demand for Aesthetic lasers and accelerate market growth. With the development of technologically advanced and procedure-specific cosmetic laser systems, more and more women are undergoing cosmetic procedures such as acne treatment and hair removal. The growing demand for procedure-specific laser treatments is driving major market players to bring innovative energy-based aesthetic laser systems to the industry. This will propel the growth of the cosmetic laser market over the forecast period. For example, in September 2018, Radium Medical Aesthetics introduced a new laser therapy combination to treat patients with stretch marks and rough skin. This combined laser program is known as Pico Skin Illumination Treatment. This software, unlike most other hospital lasers, allows physicians to mix, match and develop personalized skin enhancement and resurfacing strategies for their clients/patients.

“The increase in combination therapies for various aesthetic procedures will lead to significant growth in the aesthetic laser market.”

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Instance Developments->

In June 2021, Sciton inc. launched mJOULE, the company’s latest dual-wavelength technology, in the UK. This platform combines BBL HERO and MOXI technologies, which were created in response to a growing market need for less time-consuming and more effective treatments.

In November 2020, Accufit, Lutronic’s innovative gadget for targeted muscle stimulation to build and shape tummy, obliques and buttocks muscles has been launched. Creating smart, energy-based laser technologies is the company’s core strength.

Aggressive Dashboard – Mentioned Companies -> Agilent Technologies, Inc., Centogene NV, CooperSurgical, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Fulgent Genetics, Inc., Illumina, Inc., Invitae Corporation, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Medgenome, Myriad Genetics, Inc., Natera, Inc, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Sophia Genetics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc and Twist Bioscience.

Summary of market segmentation

On the basis of type, the aesthetic lasers market is segmented into stand-alone lasers and cross-platform lasers. There are two types of cosmetology/cosmetic lasers: single-player lasers and cross-platform lasers. Cross-platform lasers, which offer scalable and scalable hybrid systems capable of treating multiple indications, are the fastest growing segment of the industry.

Based on application, the cosmetic laser market is segmented into Vascular Lesions, Acne & Scars, Pigmented Lesions & Tattoos, Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Leg Veins, and Varicose Veins. Vascular lesions, acne and scars, pigmented lesions and tattoos, hair removal, skin rejuvenation, leg veins and varicose veins, and other applications include the aesthetic/cosmetic laser market ( onychomycosis and gynecological disorders). increase. The hair removal sector holds the largest market share due to factors such as growing acceptance of cosmetic procedures, development of laser technology, growing interest in body shape, and high disposable income.

Aesthetic Lasers Market Scope: Discount on report

Aesthetic lasers market

Segmentation

Market indicators:

Details

by type

Historical data:

2017-2021

per app

  • Vascular lesions, acne and scars

  • Pigmented lesions and tattoos

  • Hair removal

  • Skin rejuvenation

  • Leg veins and varicose veins

Forecast period:

2022-2029

by the end user

  • Hospitals

  • Private clinics

  • Medical spas

Year of reference :

2021

by region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • South America

  • Middle East and Africa

CAGR:

6.97%

Market size in 2020:

US$10.24 million

Market size in 2029:

US$18.78 million

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Regional Share Analysis->
Europe is expected to provide the largest revenue market share and this dominance is expected to persist throughout the forecast period. This may be due to the presence of large companies providing genetic testing, the widespread use of modern drugs, and government regulations that ensure the integrity of genetic testing screening. The North American market is expected to account for the majority of global sales. Multiple regulatory regimes, high frequency and awareness of the negative effects and economic importance of genetic diseases and commercial acceptance of genetic testing are growth factors in the region.

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  • Details key operational strategies focusing on R&D strategies, corporate structures, localization strategies, manufacturing capabilities and financial performance of various companies.

  • Detailed analysis of market returns over the forecast period.

  • Examine different market perspectives using Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST and SWOT analysis.

  • Study of the segment expected to dominate the market.

  • A study on the analysis of the regions which are expected to register the highest growth during the forecast period

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The 2022-2023 federal budget tabled in difficult economic times https://sofrelop.com/the-2022-2023-federal-budget-tabled-in-difficult-economic-times/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:30:24 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/the-2022-2023-federal-budget-tabled-in-difficult-economic-times/ Industry bodies hailed the federal government’s first budget for its social reforms, including better access to child care and paid parental leave, which will help families cope with the rising cost of life in an uncertain global economic environment. “The Albanian government’s first budget was presented against a backdrop of growing global economic uncertainty and […]]]>

Industry bodies hailed the federal government’s first budget for its social reforms, including better access to child care and paid parental leave, which will help families cope with the rising cost of life in an uncertain global economic environment.

“The Albanian government’s first budget was presented against a backdrop of growing global economic uncertainty and growing pressures on the cost of living. Inflation is expected to peak at 7.75% later this year and our economy is expected to slow to 1.5% growth in 2023-24, underscoring the scale of the challenges facing businesses and all Australians,” says Paul Zahra , CEO of the Australian Retailers Association. .

“With many households facing financial hardship, we are happy to see the cost of living front and center. The $7.5 billion package that includes cheaper childcare and expanding paid parental leave will help ease pressure on families and improve women’s economic participation – a key goal for the retail, given that the sector has one of the highest percentages of women in its workforce. We commend the government for undertaking these bold social reforms and for making women and gender equality a budgetary priority.

“The most immediate challenge for retail is the worsening jobs and skills crisis in our sector with over 46,000 job vacancies and one of the few industries to have seen an increase in jobs. vacant in the last quarter. We acknowledge the $1 billion deal to provide 180,000 TAFE and vocational education places in 2023, but seek to hear how these will target traditional retail skills.

“We note that the government is delivering on its commitments made at the Jobs and Skills Summit, including funding faster visa processing times and allowing retirees to earn more without their rights being affected. These are positive steps that the ARA is advocating to attract more people to the country and harness the existing talent that we have here now,” he said. “Many small businesses are facing significantly rising costs, and while we acknowledge the $62.6 million in grants that have been announced to help SMEs become more energy efficient, we would have liked to see more targeted support for help these companies deal with cash flow problems. Continuing instant asset depreciation and increasing tax deductions by 20% for small businesses to upskill employees and support the adoption of new technologies will also help improve digital capabilities and productivity.

“The ARA has hailed paid family and domestic violence leave as another important area of ​​social reform. We also advocated and welcomed $3.4 million over four years to help small businesses understand and implement this legislation.

“The next big disruptor to the Australian retail sector and economy is climate change, and we welcome the resilience measures in this budget to help with climate change and disaster preparedness, as well as changes to support business and community use of the electric car,” he said. “While the retail sector remains resilient overall, we are cautious about the economic outlook as the effects of rising rates interest rates are rippling through the economy and households are tightening their budgets, which could lead to a slowdown in spending in 2023.”

Tanya Barden, CEO of the Australian Food & Grocery Council, said the Albanian government’s first budget focuses on rebuilding Australia’s industry, which has faced extraordinary challenges in recent years due to Covid. -19, natural disasters and global supply chain disruptions.

“The focus of the Albanian government on investment in industry, regional growth and building the skilled workforce of tomorrow is welcome,” said Ms Barden.

“The Government’s $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund is a recognition of the critical importance of domestic industry and sovereign manufacturing capacity for Australia.

“AFGC represents Australia’s $133.6 billion agribusiness industry – the country’s largest manufacturing sector – and we look forward to working with government to help build the strong manufacturing capabilities that will secure the future of the nation.”

Ms. Barden said a number of measures in the budget will support a stronger manufacturing sector, including:

  • $135.5 million over four years, from 2022 to 2023, to develop national manufacturing capabilities and skills, including $17.2 million for a pilot Food Manufacturing Innovation Center in New Wales from South ;
  • An increase in permanent migration levels from 160,000 to 195,000, which will help alleviate the critical labor and skills pressures the industry is currently facing;
  • Supporting regional skills by supporting apprentices in Australian regions and remote areas under the Australian Apprenticeship Incentive System; and
  • Support investments in the regions, where 40% of the food and grocery manufacturing workforce is based.

Ms Barden said: “We need to invest in skills for the future, in a digitalised and advanced, resilient and internationally competitive manufacturing industry.”

Australian Small Business and Family Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson said the budget presented by the Australian government will provide capacity building, mental health support and financial advice for small businesses and incentives to develop, transform and become energy efficient.

Billson said the combined $15 million budget for mental health and financial counseling support was really significant.

“For many small family business owners, their identity is intertwined with their business and the stakes are so much bigger than just a job. Many people have invested their whole lives, and in some cases their family home, in building their business, which amplifies the emotional challenges,” he said.

Mr. Billson said that while this support was extremely welcome, it was partly paid for by redirecting $8 million announced in the March budget for the My Business Future program.

The additional funding for child care will particularly support the growing cohort of women entrepreneurs who have started or led a new business in recent years.

Along with the one-off incentive for older Australians to work longer hours without losing their benefits, this will also help alleviate skills shortages and additional free TAFE and vocational education places will address some of the skills challenges longer term.

“Small family business owners are literally burnt out. They struggle to make rosters work and keep doors open due to labor and skill shortages; grappling with supply issues that mean critical inputs, goods and services are not always available, on the lookout for cybersecurity fears and some battling floods and other natural disasters,” Mr. Billson.

The budget projects inflation to be 7.75% at the end of this year and still high at 5.75% by the middle of next year and 3.5% by the middle of 2024, says small businesses and to family businesses that they will face sustained pressure on the costs of their businesses.

At the same time, fiscal forecasts of weaker economic growth and a rising unemployment rate, as well as the likelihood of further interest rate hikes from the Reserve Bank, show that conditions will be more difficult.

“Small businesses have a proven track record in improving our nation. Remember that coming out of the global financial crisis, almost 60% of new jobs were created by small employers, even though the sector represented only 40% of the workforce,” said Mr. Billson.

“We continue to urge the government to support small businesses and believe that boosting businesses can generate a stronger economy.

“Small business is a dynamic, fast-growing sector that empowers entrepreneurial-minded people to pursue their dreams and energizing this will help increase small businesses’ $438 billion contribution to the economy.”

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Neurodiversity emerges as a skill in AI professions https://sofrelop.com/neurodiversity-emerges-as-a-skill-in-ai-professions/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://sofrelop.com/neurodiversity-emerges-as-a-skill-in-ai-professions/ By Katrina Manson/Bloomberg Looking intently at the screen, Jordan Wright deftly selects a barely distinguishable shape with his mouse, bringing a vivid blue outline to life from a blur of overexposed features. It’s a process similar to automated testing that teaches computers to tell humans from machines, by asking someone to identify traffic lights or […]]]>
  • By Katrina Manson/Bloomberg

Looking intently at the screen, Jordan Wright deftly selects a barely distinguishable shape with his mouse, bringing a vivid blue outline to life from a blur of overexposed features.

It’s a process similar to automated testing that teaches computers to tell humans from machines, by asking someone to identify traffic lights or stop signs in an image known as a Captcha.

Only in Wright’s case does the shape turn out to be that of a Tupolev Tu-160, a supersonic strategic heavy bomber, stationed at a Russian base. The sketch – one of hundreds he selects daily from satellite images – involves training an algorithm so that a US intelligence agency can locate and identify Moscow’s firepower in an automated flash.

Photo: Bloomberg

It has become a mundane task for the 25-year-old, who describes himself as being on the autism spectrum. Beginning in the spring, Wright began working at Enabled Intelligence Inc, a Virginia-based startup that works largely for US intelligence and other federal agencies. Founded in 2020, it specializes in labeling, training and testing the sensitive digital data on which artificial intelligence depends.

Enabled Intelligence chief executive Peter Kant said he was inspired to start the company after reading an article about an Israeli program to recruit people with autism for cyberintelligence work.

The repetitive, detailed work of training AI algorithms relies on pattern recognition, puzzle solving and deep concentration that are sometimes a particular strength of autistic workers, he said.

The main type of Enabled Intelligence work, known as data annotation, is usually done by technically skilled but much cheaper labor in countries like China, Kenya, and Malaysia.

That’s not an option for US government agencies, whose data is sensitive or classified, Kant said, adding that more than half of its 25 employees are “neurodiverse”.

“I can easily say this is the best opportunity I’ve had in my life,” said Wright, who grew up with an infatuation with military aviation, dropped out of college and has since experienced long stretches of unemployment between two poorly paid jobs. More recently, he has packaged frozen groceries.

For decades, workers with intellectual disabilities, particularly autism, have faced discrimination and disproportionately high unemployment rates. A significant shortage of cybersecurity jobs, along with a new push for workplace acceptance and flexibility – partly spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic – have begun to draw attention to the capabilities of people who think and work differently.

Enabled Intelligence has adjusted its work rules to accommodate its employees, ditching resumes and interviews for online assessments and staggering work hours for those who find it difficult to get in early.

It has built three new areas for classified material and hopes to secure government clearances for much of its neurodiverse workforce – something the US intelligence community has sometimes struggled to manage in the past.

Pay starts at $20 per hour, in line with industry standards, and the company offers health insurance, paid time off, and a promotion path.

Enabled Intelligence expects to achieve $2 million in revenue this year and double next year, while doubling its workforce.

The US intelligence community has been slow to seize this opportunity, critics say.

It falls short of the federal goal of 12% representation of people with disabilities in the workforce, according to statistics released this month.

Until this year, it has also consistently fallen short of the 2% federal goal for people with targeted disabilities, which includes people with autism.

“In other countries, it’s old hat,” said Teresa Thomas, neurodiverse talent enablement program manager at Miter Corp, which runs federally funded research and development centers.

She cites well-established programs in Australia, Denmark, Israel and the UK, where one state recently appointed an autism minister.

Thomas recently led a new federal neurodiverse workforce pilot project to establish a model for the US government to hire and support workers with autism, but so far only one of 18 intelligence agencies in the country, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) participated.

Now, the federal government’s cyber defense agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, intends to undertake a similar pilot project.

Stephanie la Rue, head of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said the US intelligence community must recognize that it is “not where we need to be” when it comes to employing people with disabilities.

“It’s like shooting the Titanic,” La Rue said, adding that NGA’s four-person pilot would be reviewed and shared with the wider intelligence community as a “promising practice.”

“The change is going to be gradual,” she said.

Research shows that neurodiverse intelligence officers on the autism spectrum exhibit the ability to analyze large data sets and identify patterns and trends “at rates that far exceed non-autistic people” and are less prone to cognitive biases, La Rue said.

Yet obtaining clearance to access classified information can still present an additional challenge, some observers said.

If an office wallboard at Enabled Intelligence is any indication, experiences vary.

There, 18 anonymous handwritten notes answer the question: “What does neurodiversity mean to you?”

“Hard. Trying. It held me back a lot,” one says in an uncertain script.

“Strength,” said a second in careful cursive.

A third, in all caps, reads: “SUPERPOWERS”.

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