SciBase strengthens its management team with Marko Päivärinne

In June SciBase took over production of single-use electrodes from Ginolis, and as a result the company has chosen to strengthen its management team with Marko Päivärinne. Päivärinne is the company’s Production and Logistics Manager and has worked at SciBase since August 2015.

Aside from the fact that SciBase will have full control over production and thereby better conditions for making it more cost-efficient in the future, the integration of electrode manufacturing means that product development will be easier. Marko Päivärinne will be a part of the management team to help bring additional focus to these aspects of manufacturing.

“Electrode production is strategically our most important process, and it will continue to be of great value to us. Therefore, it is very natural for Marko to be a part of the management team. An important part of our work right now is about increasing the volume of electrodes that are being produced using the semi-automated process that Ginolis developed for us,” says Simon Grant, CEO at SciBase.  

During the past year, Marko has worked to streamline the supply chain, and has focused on reducing purchasing costs for the components included in electrode manufacturing in order to improve margins – work that he will continue.  

Marko has twelve years of experience from the medical technology company Arthrocare Medical Corporation, where he worked with supply chain management and demand planning in addition to implementing business systems. He has also been responsible for managing a number of international acquisitions.

SciBase’s product Nevisense requires a new electrode for every patient examined. SciBase’s business model is based on selling instruments, but the major potential lies in the continuous use of the instruments, which generates revenues from the sale of the single-use electrodes. During the second quarter of 2016 SciBase increased sales of the electrodes by 212 percent in Germany, the company’s primary market.  

For more information, please contact:
Simon Grant, CEO
Phone: +46 72 887 43 99
Email: simon.grant@scibase.com

This information is information that SciBase Holding AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.00 CEST on September 7, 2016.

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SciBase is a Swedish medical technology company founded in 1998 that has developed Nevisense, a point-of-care device for the accurate detection of malignant melanoma. Nevisense has emerged from more than 20 years of research at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and at SciBase. The device is designed to be provide additional information when evaluating lesions with a suspicion of melanoma. Nevisense is based on a technology called Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), which uses the varying electrical properties of human tissue to categorize cellular structures and thereby detect malignancies. The CE-marked system consists of an electrode on a hand-held probe connected to a small portable device performing the analysis and displaying the result. A video describing the Nevisense method is available on: www.scibase.se/en/the-nevisenseproduct and further information is also available on www.scibase.com.

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