Doris-Ann Williams MBE, CEO of BIVDA presented to MPs at the latest meeting of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, which focused on life sciences in the UK. Welcomed to the meeting by Chair, Andrew Miller MP, Doris-Ann was joined by Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Food Standards Agency, and Dr Malcolm Skingle CBE, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline.
With a wide range of parliamentarians, academics and industry members in the audience, Doris-Ann gave an introduction to diagnostics. She outlined where diagnostics are used and the importance that they play throughout the patient pathway; diagnosing (or ruling out diagnosis), monitoring, screening and predicting/preventing illness. She also gave case studies showing their necessity to healthcare, as well as examples of tests, and how they can combat the ‘grand challenges’ of the day, free up NHS resource and meet previously unmet clinical need.
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