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05 October 2015  
Andrew Dunlop at Milan Expo to promote Scottish life sciences
By @ 13:38 :: 30 Views

Andrew Dunlop, the Scotland Office Minister, attended the Milan Expo to promote Scotland's life sciences sector.

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24 September 2015  
Accelerated Access Review extended to April 2016
By @ 16:19 :: 69 Views

Sir Hugh Taylor, Chair of the Accelerated Access Review, announced today that the review will now report in April 2016.

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20 August 2015  Rachel Myers
NHS Supply Chain Contract Extension
By Rachel Myers @ 15:54 :: 266 Views

NHS Business Services Authority announces two year contract extension for the NHS Supply Chain service with DHL. 

The contract’s aim is to drive value for the NHS by delivering an increased cash releasing savings target of £300m by October 2018.

The NHS Business Services Authority is pleased to announce that the current NHS Supply Chain service contract has been extended with DHL by two years from 2016 until 2018. 

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20 August 2015  
CRUK publishes report on the NHS's molecular diagnostic testing service for cancer patients in England
By @ 09:31 :: 242 Views

Thousands of cancer patients are missing out on personalised treatments each year in England because they are not being given a test to see if they might benefit from them, according to a new report from Cancer Research UK.

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11 August 2015  
David Horne announced as President of BIVDA
By @ 14:26 :: 141 Views

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association has appointed David Horne as President of the Association, who takes up office with immediate effect.

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27 July 2015  
Six major projects to bring innovative pathology tests to patients
By @ 15:49 :: 120 Views

To support molecular pathology, the MRC and EPSRC have supported six nodes led by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham. Each node brings researchers, clinicians and industry together to develop molecular diagnostic tools, to enable stratification, in disease areas such as cancer, respiratory diseases, digestive disease, infections, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and lupus.

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20 July 2015  
All Party Parliamentary Group established to raise profile of UK Life Sciences sector
By @ 15:47 :: 115 Views

Today the new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Life Sciences holds its official launch event in Parliament. The group has been established to raise awareness and understanding of the valuable contribution the life sciences sector provides to the health and the wealth of the nation

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13 July 2015  BIVDA admin
HQ and CEO of the Precision Medicine Catapult Announced
By BIVDA admin @ 16:16 :: 462 Views

Innovate UK has announced today that the Precision Medicine Catapult will be headquartered in Cambridge. The new Chief Executive, John McKinley was also announced today. 

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26 June 2015   BIVDA
Latest Strategy Newsletter from the Office of Life Sciences Released
By BIVDA @ 12:26 :: 175 Views

The latest edition of the Strategy of UK Life Sciences Newsletter has been released, with George Freeman MP outlining his intentions for this Parliament, highlighting his commitment to digital technology, the 100,000 Genomes Project, and the Accelerated Access Review.

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23 June 2015   BIVDA
Cancer recognition and referral guidelines updated by NICE
By BIVDA @ 12:27 :: 174 Views

NICE has published its updated guidance on Suspected cancer: recognition and referral. These guidelines cover the recognition and selection for referral or investigation in primary care of people of all ages, and should also help those in secondary care to understand which services should be provided for people with suspected cancer.

New guidance for GPs means that cancer tests will be extended to more than half a million extra people a year. Click below to find out more.

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