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The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) is the national industry association for companies with major involvement and interest in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry. BIVDA represents both manufacturers and distributors who are active in the UK. It is not just an association of UK diagnostic companies; all IVD companies, irrespective of their national origin, are eligible to become members of BIVDA.

As well as providing a range of support services for its members, BIVDA pursues a strategy of raising the awareness of the clinical and cost utility of diagnostics in the provision of effective healthcare in the UK. Our
Code of Conduct governing members business practice is an integral part of the association.

News

Final report of Carter Review published
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Simon Stevens launches NHS Innovation ‘Test Beds’
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BIVDA joins declaration by industry on combating antimicrobial resistance
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BIVDA launches vision for increasing access to molecular diagnostics
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Chris Wormald appointed as the new Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health
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UK National Screening Committee publishes 11 recommendations
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Two new NHS Genomic Medicine Centres join the 100,000 Genomes Project
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BIVDA’s Response to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement
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Public Health England publish second annual report on antibiotic resistance surveillance
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All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences supports funding calls ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review 
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Science and Technology Committee calls for increase in science funding
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The Accelerated Access Review publishes its interim report
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Precision Medicine Catapult announces initial six centres of excellence
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Chief Executive of BIVDA, Doris-Ann Williams MBE, responds to The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance
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Andrew Dunlop at Milan Expo to promote Scottish life sciences 
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David Cameron opens Momentum Bioscience's new Research and Development facility in Oxfordshire
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Accelerated Access Review extended to April 2016
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NHS Supply Chain Contract Extension
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CRUK publishes report on the NHS's molecular diagnostic testing service for cancer patients in England 
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David Horne announced as President of BIVDA
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BIVDA Vision for Molecular Diagnostics Launch

Doris-Ann with Kit Malthouse MP, Chair of the APPG for Life Sciences and host of the event



George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, attended the launch



Doris-Ann with (from left to right) Dr Fiona Carragher (Deputy Chief Scientific Officer), Dr Suzy Lishman (President of the Royal College of Pathologists), and Jane Coppard (Roche Diagnostics)



BIVDA's vision document is available to download here

BIVDA dates

16 February - Digital Pathology WP
18 February - Stratified Medicine WP
23 February - External Affairs WP
25 February - Diabetes WP
8/9 March - Regulatory Affairs Seminar
26 April - Spring General Meeting
29 April - Export Interest Group
4 May - Procurement WP
5 May - Funding Forum

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