Diagnostics; making a difference

Welcome to the BIVDA website...

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.

Recent Blogs

Testing the new Government - a diagnostics perspective on GE2015

Prime Minister David Cameron, has announced a review into antimicrobial resistance, and why so few drugs have been manufactured in recent years. The last...

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...

BIVDA Chief Exec addresses Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

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...


BIVDA Manifesto: Challenge to the next Government 2015

Official beta launch of UK Life Sciences web portal

Molecular Pathology Review Launch

Longitude Prize, Paper for Open Review

NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation launched 

Lord Carter appointed as Chair of the NHS Procurement and Efficiency Board 

The 4th annual UK Diagnostics Forum 2015 will be held on 19th and 20th May at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. More

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BIVDA Spring General Meeting 2015

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Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Director for Innovation, NHS England

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Jonathan Pearce, National Translational Manager at the MRC

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A great networking session at the SGM 2015

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