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28 January 2014  Rebecca Bellars
BIVDA responds to independent review of pathology services in England
By Rebecca Bellars @ 15:44 :: 1438 Views ::

BIVDA welcomes the Pathology Quality Assurance Review; ensuring that we have practices fit for the modern NHS must be a priority, especially if we are going to achieve our ambition to have an NHS that offers the best outcomes to patients each and every day.

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23 January 2014  Rebecca Bellars
Government has made progress delivering Strategy for UK Life Sciences, but there’s more to do, says LifeSciencesUK
By Rebecca Bellars @ 10:23 :: 2152 Views ::

A review of the government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences has found that eight out of the 13 initiatives reviewed have made notable progress towards the actions and commitments set out in the original strategy, but there is still much more work to do to meet the strategy’s original objectives.

For more information, and to see the report click here. 

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15 August 2013  BIVDA admin
BIVDA's In-house Testing Audit "Safe and consistent? The regulation of pathology testing" is published
By BIVDA admin @ 12:10 :: 1620 Views ::

Safe and consistent? The regulation of pathology testing

An audit of in-house testing and industry recommendations for the future to ensure safety and quality of test results

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03 July 2013  Rachel Myers
BIVDA Regulatory Seminar - Cardiff
By Rachel Myers @ 16:27 :: 2257 Views ::

“Raising your game to meet the next regulatory challenge”

2 & 3 October 2013

at Radisson Blu Hotel, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Wales CF10 3FL

The first EU IVD regulations came into force on 8 December 2003. A survey at the time showed that 38% of IVD manufacturers had still not started the process to register & CE mark their products by the end of 2002. How prepared are you for the new IVD Regulation?

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31 May 2013  BIVDA admin
Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives
By BIVDA admin @ 10:52 :: 2041 Views ::

The Department of Health (DH) this week announced the allocation of £4 million of funding to analyse the way key diseases are diagnosed within the National Health Service (NHS) and speed up patient access to the best and most effective treatments.

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13 February 2013  BIVDA admin
BIVDA Statement regarding the BMJ press release on Thermofisher’s antimicrobial susceptibility testing discs:
By BIVDA admin @ 09:21 :: 1576 Views ::

As the IVD industry's representative, BIVDA is committed to ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality of in vitro diagnostics in the interests of patients. 

Commercial IVDs used by the NHS, are currently regulated by an EU Directive, which is in UK law under the Consumer Protection Act and which requires continuous vigilance and reporting of product issues to the MHRA by the manufacturer. Additionally, all self-certified CE marked products must have sufficient technical/evaluation data on file and available for independent scrutiny.

BIVDA strongly believes this system is fit for purpose. However, alongside the European organisation, EDMA, BIVDA is an active participant in the current updating of the regulations in the EU.  BIVDA is also is fully committed to working with the Department of Health on the Pathology Quality Assurance Review, announced in December 2012. We will continue to lead the in vitro diagnostic industry in the UK on regulatory and quality issues.

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03 October 2012  BIVDA admin
The British In Vitro Diagnostic Association to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with a Parliamentary 'Testing Day'
By BIVDA admin @ 16:12 :: 2048 Views ::

On 24 October the British In Vitro Diagnostic Association (BIVDA), Anticoagulation Europe and The Royal College of Pathologists will hold a cardiac health testing day in Parliament. The event, which will showcase innovative ‘point of care’ cardiac health tests all day, marks the 20th Anniversary of BIVDA.


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11 June 2012  Stuart Chisnall
Out of shape dads told ‘You Only Live Once’
By Stuart Chisnall @ 10:23 :: 2568 Views ::

60 per cent of British dads are out of shape putting them at greater risk of heart disease as well as affecting their family relationships, it emerged yesterday on the eve of Men’s Health Week 2012.

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31 January 2012  Stuart Chisnall
BIVDA’s reaction to the launch of Building on our inheritance: genomic technology in healthcare
By Stuart Chisnall @ 15:43 :: 1588 Views ::

Last week the Human Genomics Strategy Group (HGSG) launched their report Building on our inheritance: genomic technology in healthcare. BIVDA welcome this report as a comprehensive and thoughtful overview of genomic medicine but BIVDA still questions why genetic or genomic tests should be singled out as being different to any other diagnostic test

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05 December 2011  Stuart Chisnall
Life sciences strategy – a challenge for the UK diagnostics industry to turn vision into reality
By Stuart Chisnall @ 15:50 :: 1438 Views ::

Key measures announced today to boost the UK’s life sciences sector will help deliver more effective and accurate diagnostics tests leading to significant benefits to patients and the NHS.

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