In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) test a sample of tissue or bodily fluid in an effort to diagnose a disease or condition. Effectively used, IVDs help to reduce hospital stays, support patients to look after their own health and release resources for use elsewhere in the NHS, resulting in a healthier population and stronger economic growth.

BREXIT Contingency Planning Enquiries

BIVDA would like to help any members who seek clarification on the likely impact of a no-deal Brexit on the shipment of medical goods. However, the volatility and uncertainty of the situation makes it impossible for us to give any definitive information. We have been involved in meetings and discussions with the DHSC MDCC EU Exit Contingency Team and they have given us a contact address as below:

Where can I find more information and ask questions?

For any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at Information about EU Exit can also be accessed via the website:‚Äč


No deal Brexit: briefing and webinars for the IVD sector

As part of the Government’s no deal planning preparations, we have been asked to digest official advice to draw together the relevant sections for the IVD sector. The first part of this work is a briefing which we have developed, with the support of Incisive Health, which sets out details on the following areas of no-deal planning:

  • Regulations of IVDs
  • Preparing your business
  • Public sector procurement
  • Changes to customs authorisation
  • Intellectual property
  • Trademarks and designs
  • Horizon 2020 funding
  • Employing EU citizens
  • Using personal data

Webinar recordings and Q&A document

Many thanks to everyone who participated in one of our two Brexit Business Readiness webinars. If you were unable to join or would like to revisit one of the two sessions, you can find the recordings here. You can also find a Q&A document, created taking into account points raised and discussed during the webinars and if you did take part, please take the time to fill out this short survey



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14 November - Near Patient Testing Working Party

6 December - External Affairs Working Party

13 December - Regulatory Affairs Working Party

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