Diagnostics; making a difference

Welcome to the BIVDA website...

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.

Recent Blogs

Barbara at BIVDA: One Year In - 28 August 2015

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun! Barbara, having completed...

Beating Blood Cancer: Diagnostics in Action - 21 August 2015

Ahead of Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September, this week...


Andrew Dunlop at Milan Expo to promote Scottish life sciences 

David Cameron opens Momentum Bioscience's new Research and Development facility in Oxfordshire

Accelerated Access Review extended to April 2016

NHS Supply Chain Contract Extension

CRUK publishes report on the NHS's molecular diagnostic testing service for cancer patients in England 

David Horne announced as President of BIVDA

Locations of six MRC pathology nodes announced

All Party Parliamentary Group established to raise profile of UK Life Sciences sector

Cambridge announced as HQ for Precision Medicine Catapult

Interim Findings from Lord Carter's Productivity Report 

The Accelerated Access Review: Get Involved

BIVDA Manifesto: Challenge to the next Government 2015


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LSUK/AMRC Party Conference Roundtable Discussions:


Doris-Ann with George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences

George Freeman MP speaking towards Kit Malthouse MP, Chair of the APPG for Life Sciences, and Doris-Ann


25 delegates from across the life sciences sector attended the roundtable discussion on how collaboration can help innovation and adoption

Lord Hunt of King's Heath (centre) and Daniel Zeicher MP (right of centre) were the parliamentary speakers

BIVDA dates

20 October - Stratified Medicine Working Party

21 October - Procurement Working Party

4 November - Annual General Meeting - Save the date

26 November - External Affairs Working Party

Click here to find out more about our Events

Useful Links

For information on laboratory medicine and diagnostic tests

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