Diagnostics; making a difference


Party Conference Season 2015

The past two weeks have seen all members of the BIVDA team regularly hitting the road for one reason or another, representing the diagnostics industry at a variety of events. An office of five we may be, but five in the office at the same time is a different matter entirely!

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Trio of appointments will shape Labour’s health policy under Corbyn - Guest Blog from Incisive Health

In today's guest blog, Ben Nunn and Mike Birtwistle, from Incisive Health, look at the key figures in the Shadow Cabinet who will determine where Labour goes on health.

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Barbara at BIVDA: One Year In

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun! Barbara, having completed her first year at BIVDA, gives us a lowdown on what has been keeping her busy for the past 12 months #Barbara'sBIVDAblog

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Beating Blood Cancer: Diagnostics in Action

Ahead of Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September, this week’s #BIVDAblog is raising awareness of haematological malignancies and the role played by diagnostics.

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Cancer Diagnostics: Research in the Media

With the rising prominence of tumour biomarkers and genetic profiling, it is clear that the profile of in vitro diagnostics within the cancer sector has never been higher. BIVDA outlines some of the research that has grabbed the attention of the national media this year.

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World Hepatitis Day 2015

BIVDA used this week’s #TestingTuesday to join the likes of Stephen Fry, Richard Branson and Right Said Fred in raising awareness on World Hepatitis Day, highlighting the role in vitro diagnostics play in tackling the disease. Read on to find out more about the day and how diagnostics can help prevent hepatitis. 

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All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences Launch

Monday saw the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences in the House of Commons. BIVDA gives an overview of the day.

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China as an Export Market

China is viewed as one of the world’s most lucrative export markets by almost all sectors, and this is no less true for the health and life sciences industry. We take a look at the growing IVD market in in this rising global power.

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Parliamentary Links Day 2015

The science and technology community descended upon Portcullis House along with several MPs for Parliamentary Links Day 2015, hosted by the Society of Biology. BIVDA were there and give an overview of the day in this week's blog.

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Cervical Cancer Week - Guest Blog from Jo's Trust

It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness week (15-21 June), and today guest blogger Robert Music, Chief Executive at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, tells us about the importance of screening, and how we can potentially reduce the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer from 1000s to only 100s in the not too distant future and eventually see the eradication of the disease.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They offer information and support to patients and their families, while raising awareness about how cervical cancer can be prevented and campaign for best care and treatment. 


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