Diagnostics; making a difference

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

The fight against antimicrobial resistance across Europe - Guest Blog from Nesta - 27 November 2015

Cath Sleeman and Nina Cromeyer Dieke from Nesta outline the growing...

wear it pink for Breast Cancer Now - Guest Blog - 23 October 2015

Katie Goates, Senior Research Communications Officer at Breast...


BIVDA’s Response to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement
Public Health England publish second annual report on antibiotic resistance surveillance
All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences supports funding calls ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review 
Science and Technology Committee calls for increase in science funding
The Accelerated Access Review publishes its interim report

Precision Medicine Catapult announces initial six centres of excellence

Chief Executive of BIVDA, Doris-Ann Williams MBE, responds to The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

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 


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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

16-19 November - BIVDA at MEDICA in Hall 1 (E08)

24 November - Diabetes Working Party

26 November - External Affairs Working Party

4 December – Regulatory Affairs Working Party

8 December – Managed Service Tender Forum

Click here to find out more about our Events

Useful Links

For information on laboratory medicine and diagnostic tests

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