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.

News, Policy & Media

Department of Health Announcement 8 January 2018 Delivering the Future Operating Model for NHS Procurement – Award of Contracts for the Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers More

Government and life sciences sector agree transformative sector deal More

Government unveils Industrial Strategy to boost productivity and earning power of people across the UK More

Patients to get breakthrough technologies and treatments up to 4 years earlier through new accelerated access scheme More

New technology, earlier diagnosis and better coordination of care in cancer More

UK Summit to tackle In-Vitro Diagnostic barriers More

BIVDA Press Releases

UK Continues to Lag EU Market for In-Vitro Diagnostic Expenditure More

BIVDA Response to the Life Sciences Sector Deal More

BIVDA Response to 2017 Budget More

Industry AMR Declaration Launched by BIVDA More

Government Responds to AAR Report – BIVDA’s View More

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BIVDA in pictures

 BIVDA's AGM 2017


BIVDA's CEO, Doris-Ann WIlliams, welcomes members to the AGM

External Affairs Working Party Chair, Patrick Oliver, launches the IVD Value Story

Angela Douglas updates attendees on the LSI Credentialing Register

NICE's Mirella Marlow informs members on MedTech Scan


BIVDA dates


19 February - Procurement

21 February - External Affairs

27 February - Diabetes

28 February - Point of Care

2 March - Regulatory Affairs

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Useful Links

BIVDA is a proud member of:
MedTech Europe

For information on laboratory medicine and diagnostic tests:

 Lab Tests Online UK Assay Finder Labs are Vital Medical Lab Org IVD Australia
BIVDA's Point of Care Directory PoC directory

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