Diagnostics; making a difference

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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.

Latest Sector News

Biomedical Catalyst Funding - £180m funding to develop solutions to healthcare challenges

Technology Strategy Board and Medical Research Council programme to offer SME's and academia access to funding for developing ideas.


Life sciences strategy – a challenge for the UK diagnostics industry to turn vision into reality

Key measures announced today to boost the UK’s life sciences sector will help deliver more effective and accurate diagnostics tests leading to significant benefits to patients and the NHS.


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BIVDA Manifesto: Challenge to the next Government 2015

Official beta launch of UK Life Sciences web portal

Molecular Pathology Review Launch

Longitude Prize, Paper for Open Review

NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation launched 

Lord Carter appointed as Chair of the NHS Procurement and Efficiency Board 

The 4th annual UK Diagnostics Forum 2015 will be held on 19th and 20th May at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. More

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 Frontiers in Lab Medicine - Expert Panel Discussion

Nick Kirk, IBMS, Suzy Lishman, RC Pathology, Doris-Ann Williams, BIVDA, Ian Barnes, National Clinical Director for Pathology, Jo Martin, National Clinical Director for Pathology Eric Kilpatrick, ACB President

Find out about Frontiers in Lab Medicine here

Doris-Ann speaking at the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee APPG 

Doris-Ann Williams, CEO, attendee Sarah Knapper, Rebecca Bellars and Stephen Metcalfe MP

Addressing the group of MPs and experts, Doris-Ann  raised the profile of diagnostics and the life sciences sector. Find out what she said here.

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