BIVDA Press Releases


Joint Industry Press Release - COVID-19 Testing Situation



"The urgent global need for the components of testing kits and facilities to carry them out is obviously unprecedented, with every country facing challenges to ensure that supply can meet the huge demand from health services.


Our companies are working flat out, 24 hours a day, increasing capacity for essential materials to tackle COVID-19 and providing Government and the NHS with additional diagnostics, expertise and facilities so that patients, healthcare workers and other critical workers are prioritised for testing quickly and safely.


It’s absolutely vital for patients in the UK that we all work together to understand how we can increase testing capacity even further, build on the NHS capability and mitigate any potential shortages that could arise.”              




Note to editor - please also find attached a briefing note prepared jointly by the leading industry trade associations covering the testing issues in more detail.

For more information please contact Doris-Ann Williams, BIVDA Chief Executive on 





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