Diagnostics; making a difference


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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Testing the new Government - a diagnostics perspective on GE2015

As we enter the calm after the storm of an election period, it will be back to business for the newly elected Conservative majority Government.

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Diagnosing cancer earlier saves lives

Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity, raising awareness and funding research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In this article, Matthew Wickenden, Early Diagnosis Manager at Cancer Research UK tells us about the importance of early diagnosis for cancer outcomes, what Cancer Research UK are doing in this field, and how the UK can improve its standing on the international stage.

Part of our Guest Blogs Series 

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