Diagnostics; making a difference

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The fight against antimicrobial resistance across Europe - Guest Blog from Nesta - 27 November 2015

Cath Sleeman and Nina Cromeyer Dieke from Nesta outline the growing...

wear it pink for Breast Cancer Now - Guest Blog - 23 October 2015

Katie Goates, Senior Research Communications Officer at Breast...

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) is the national industry association for companies with major involvement and interest in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry. BIVDA represents both manufacturers and distributors who are active in the UK. It is not just an association of UK diagnostic companies; all IVD companies, irrespective of their national origin, are eligible to become members of BIVDA.

As well as providing a range of support services for its members, BIVDA pursues a strategy of raising the awareness of the clinical and cost utility of diagnostics in the provision of effective healthcare in the UK. Our
Code of Conduct governing members business practice is an integral part of the association.


BIVDA's response to the final recommendations of the Review on AMR
Discovery Awards launched to help teams progress ideas for the Longitude Prize
Supporting evidence published for the Accelerated Access Review
Final report of Carter Review published
Simon Stevens launches NHS Innovation ‘Test Beds’
BIVDA joins declaration by industry on combating antimicrobial resistance
BIVDA launches vision for increasing access to molecular diagnostics
Chris Wormald appointed as the new Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health
UK National Screening Committee publishes 11 recommendations
Two new NHS Genomic Medicine Centres join the 100,000 Genomes Project
BIVDA’s Response to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement
Public Health England publish second annual report on antibiotic resistance surveillance
All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences supports funding calls ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review 
Science and Technology Committee calls for increase in science funding
The Accelerated Access Review publishes its interim report

Precision Medicine Catapult announces initial six centres of excellence

Chief Executive of BIVDA, Doris-Ann Williams MBE, responds to The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Andrew Dunlop at Milan Expo to promote Scottish life sciences 

David Cameron opens Momentum Bioscience's new Research and Development facility in Oxfordshire



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The importance of IVDs in tackling the AMR challenge

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Map showing how CRP testing is reducing the use of antibiotics in Europe
Adapted from ‘Straight to the Point’ June 2015

Rapid diagnostics would reduce unnecessary prescription
‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.’

If not tackled, rising AMR could have a devastating impact 
‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.’

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