BIVDA is the national association for the IVD industry, representing 97% of the market and nearly 250 organisations

ABOUT BIVDA

Who we are

Uniting IVD Innovators, Powering UK Health

Formed in 1992 and operating from offices in central London, BIVDA is the national industry association for manufacturers and distributors of in vitro diagnostic tests in the UK.

Executive Board

Executive Board

Steering Innovation and Collaboration:
Meet the Visionaries on the BIVDA Executive Board

The BIVDA Executive Board comprises elected representatives, Chairs of the Corporate Members Groups for the Association for Laboratory Medicine  and Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and the BIVDA representative on the MedTech Europe Board. Elected representatives serve a term of 3 years, but can be put up for re-election.

Helen Dent Interim CEO

Helen Dent Interim CEO

Angela Douglas President

Angela Douglas President

Helen Tucker Chair

Helen Tucker Chair

Jag Grewal Treasurer

Jag Grewal Treasurer

John Bagshaw

John Bagshaw

Dr Kam Pooni

Dr Kam Pooni

Darren Stenlake

Darren Stenlake

Mark Reed

Mark Reed

Richard Hames

Richard Hames

Stephen Lees

Stephen Lees

David Budd

David Budd

Stuart Angell

Stuart Angell

Dominique Huxham

Dominique Huxham

Justin Drumwright

Justin Drumwright

Stewart Hutton

Stewart Hutton

BIVDA TEAM

Team Bivda

BIVDA TEAM

The BIVDA team is made up of experienced professionals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the MedTech industry, the NHS, and the UK Civil Service. Please click on the profile to see our staff member’s biography.

Helen Dent

Helen Dent

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Natalie Creaney

Natalie Creaney

Tehelj

Tehelj

Ben Kemp

Ben Kemp

Dawn Farquharson

Dawn Farquharson

Stuart Angell

Stuart Angell

Sarah Joy Newton

Sarah Joy Newton

Lucy Lehane

Lucy Lehane

David Ricketts

David Ricketts

Jayne Ellis

Jayne Ellis

Neil Plumridge

Neil Plumridge

Shaping the Future of Diagnostics

Expertise

Guided by a board of industry leaders, the team consists of subject matter experts with deep expertise in the diagnostic industry, including – but not limited to – regulation, procurement, development, policy, and external affairs. This expertise is deployed on behalf of members to support as required, from shaping the future legislative landscape to resolving complex regulatory challenges.

Experience

Our team’s rich experience – including leading major diagnostic programmes within NHS and government – has provided huge exposure to key influencers across the life science landscape. BIVDA pride ourselves on our relationships, working closely with the UK government and arms-length bodies, policy makers, politicians, the media, and the NHS.

External Affairs

Our role as the voice of the industry includes the dissemination of policy briefings, providing evidence to Parliamentary select committees, responding to Government consultations, facilitating communication between BIVDA members and policy makers and providing information and advice about the IVD industry to the wider community.

Engagement

BIVDA’s greatest strength is our nearly 250 members. We represent members across the entire diagnostic landscape – from small start ups looking to bring innovative products to market, to multi-national corporations with significant global market share. Our springboard programme assists new entrants to the market, in partnership with a leading UK bank. BIVDA membership provides unrivalled opportunities to collaborate and learn.

End Users

At the heart of all we do is the end user – patients. We take pride in collaborating with members and partners to ensure that in vitro diagnostics play their part not just in the diagnosis of conditions, but in prevention and treatment of disease too. To be involved in saving lives, improving health outcomes, and reducing health inequality is a privilege all at BIVDA recognise.

Priorities

Strategy

Our primary aim is to promote and support the IVD industry, which includes medical devices and diagnostic tests used in the laboratory or at the point of care. BIVDA works to create an operating environment that helps members to develop and improve their products, succeed in the global market, and contribute to better healthcare outcomes for patients.

Our Vision

To drive, influence and shape the future of diagnostics for patients, ensuring that innovation, safety, continuity of supply and competition is paramount in clinical and purchasing decisions at a national, international and local level through 4 pillars of strategic focus.

Our priorities are to:

Promote the value and effectiveness of IVDs in clinical pathway optimisation to improve health outcomes and maximise NHS resources.

Ensure fair and equitable access to markets for all member companies through policy and process influence.

Provide members with the necessary information and tools for IVD Regulation, Sustainability, Equality and Diversity and Social Value.

External Affairs

Leads BIVDA’s senior scientific, government and NHS engagement and responsible for BIVDA’s strategy and policy development on In Vitro Diagnostics, trade and parliamentary activity.

Government Ministers, Government Departments, MPs, Life Sciences Council, Health Technology Partnership, Office for Life Sciences, Trade Advisory Group, Royal College of Pathologists, STEM,NHS Confederation & NHS Providers, Patient organisations, UKNeqas, Accelerated Access Collaborative, MHRA, Innovate UK, ABPI, Axrem, BHTA, Advamed, Medtech Europe, NHS England, DHSC, AHSN’s, NICE, MIC’s, DBT, DSIT,UKSHA.

Organisation

Supports BIVDA’s strategy communications and policy development on healthcare, trade and parliamentary activity.

Parliamentary Offices, Special Advisors, Communications teams, Media, Office for Life Sciences, Shadow Cabinet offices.

Membership

Efficient Support and Event Management: BIVDA excels in supporting members and managing operational aspects, including seamless event coordination. We empower suppliers, secretariat, and members, ensuring smooth day-to-day activities in the dynamic in vitro diagnostics industry.

Collaborative Environment and Office Management: At BIVDA, we foster collaboration among suppliers and members, driving innovation and growth. Our competent team manages office affairs, events, and offers unwavering support, enhancing productivity and networking opportunities for all.

Market Access

Leads BIVDA’s IVD regulatory strategy and activity on present and future IVD regulatory policy, compliance, Standards, Environmental Legislation and membership support.

Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Office for Life Sciences MedTech Europe Notified Bodies, UKAS, UK Conformity Assessment Bodies, TOPRA, Medtech Europe, Advamed, DEFRA.

  • Advocacy

    BIVDA are the go-to organisation for in vitro diagnostics for government and the NHS, ensuring representation and collaboration with high-level decision makers.

    We provide access to Parliament through BIVDA’s place on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences.

    We advocate powerfully for members' interests, being active across the life science space and represented at key government and industry forums.

  • Regulatory and Policy

    BIVDA works nationally and internationally with bodies from the NHS and UK government to the FDA and EU to ensure UK policy and regulation is fit for purpose, encourages innovation, and members’ views are represented.

    Members enjoy access to outstanding in-house expertise across all aspects of the diagnostics space, helping your company and our industry to thrive.

  • Engagement

    Access to strategic leaders, decision makers, and peers at BIVDA’s ten working parties and steering groups, aligns our external affairs work with members’ needs and implementing solutions.

    Our twice-yearly general meetings are free to attend and offer training, keynote speakers, and unrivalled engagement activities. These always foster lively debate and access to key decision makers, as well as networking with peers.

    BIVDA enrols all new market entrants into our signature Springboard Programme, designed to support new companies’ initial activities and help facilitate growth.

  • Resources

    BIVDA members have access to significant member-only activities, including conferences, webinars, and meetings.

    BIVDA offers a wealth of bespoke content to all members, including: white papers, briefings, legislative updates, members directory, and a Sustainability Hub.

    Regular e-updates including a weekly newsletter ensure the latest information affecting the industry is at your fingertips.

    Free use of BIVDA’s meeting rooms at our convenient central London location, one minute from Oxford Circus and Bond Street Underground Stations.

  • Credibility

    BIVDA membership evidences to customers, partners and stakeholders that you follow a code of conduct and industry best practise, easing market access.

 

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