BIVDA Press Releases

Jan 07, 2022
Please see the below press release which outlines the facts regarding the UK's capacity to manufacture lateral flow tests
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Dec 21, 2021
For Immediate Release --BIVDA, the UK’s national association for the manufacturers and distributors of in vitro (IVD) products, welcomes the adoption of amended transitional provisions of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation.This decision will allow for a more workable transition for IVD sector companies to prepare for transition into the new European regulatory framework for IVD medical tests.On 20th December, the European Council confirmed their support in full of the propo...
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Dec 09, 2021
The European Stakeholder Group has issued a joint statement calling for clarity on the United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe as soon as possible. A formalisation of the UK's involvement and access to the Horizon Europe programme has not yet taken place following the UK's departure from the European Union.Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It creates jobs, fully engages the EU’s talen...
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Nov 08, 2021
Press Release - BIVDA responds to the Government’s £248 million investment to modernise diagnostics -- Nearly £250 million is to be injected by the Government into the modernisation of diagnostic care across the NHS. This will lead to improved technology, data sharing, accelerate routine care and, crucially, help tackle significant care backlogs.  Delivering more diagnostic tests, health checks and scans is non-negotiable for the UK population’s health...
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Oct 27, 2021
-- For Immediate Release BIVDA, the UK’s leading association for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) technology and innovation, responds to today’s Budget announcements, outlined in the House of Commons by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. This Budget comes at a crucial moment regarding protecting the UK’s health service through the winter as it tackles backlogs and readies itself for future public health threats. The Government must recognise the role of both the home-grown d...
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Oct 21, 2021
For Immediate Release--- The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association is calling for this Spending Review to invest in key enablers to support the UK diagnostic sector’s capacity to tackle care backlogs, drive innovation and prepare for potential future pandemics. Building a diagnostics sector that is pandemic-ready and can support the UK’s healthcare needs requires stronger UK manufacturing, innovation, a highly skilled workforce and support for companies becoming more sustaina...
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Sep 27, 2021
BIVDA is pleased to support Associations Week 2021, an initiative that shines a spotlight on the work of professional associations and to celebrate the people, employees and volunteers who make associations work. The campaign takes place from 27-30 September, with networking events, a pivot fest and a focus on sustainability, EDI. BIVDA is the national industry association for the manufacturers and distributors of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products in the UK. As an organisation we represent 95% ...
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Sep 03, 2021
BIVDA has released a statement on the recent Blood Collection Tube shortages being faced by the medical sector and NHS. Please find the downloadable file below.
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Jul 23, 2021
Please see the below quote from BIVDA regarding exemptions for key workers regarding COVID-19 app alerts:  "BIVDA welcomes flexibility for essential workers in exceptional circumstances and is looking forward to receiving further guidance from the Government on the process involved. Fast, decisive action is key in circumstances such as this and we support the action taken to prevent further issues. We know this may not have gone as far as many of our member companies would wi...
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Jul 22, 2021
BIVDA Comments on new Innovation Strategy BIVDA Chief Executive Doris-Ann Williams has commented on the Government’s new Innovation Strategy, which aims to put Britain at the front of the global race to attract world-leading science expertise, highly skilled jobs and new products.According to the Government, the UK is committed to increasing annual public investment on R&D to £22 billion. The private sector also plays a key role in boosting spending on R&D, which is an e...
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