BIVDA Press Releases

Feb 22, 2021
BIVDA calls for investment in diagnostics to help make Britain a science superpower BIVDA, the in-vitro diagnostics trade association, has called for an economic recovery based on developing the UK as a science superpower, with a policy focus on advanced manufacturing, research & innovation, and highly skilled jobs. In its submission to Rishi Sunak, the trade association identifies three priorities for investment in the Chancellor’s financial package next month; Investment in...
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Feb 18, 2021
HORIBA Medical Obtains CE Mark Certification for Microsemi CRP New Generation - Microsemi CRP LC-767G HORIBA Medical, specialists in automated in vitro diagnostic systems for haematology, haemostasis and clinical chemistry analysis, has obtained the CE Mark certification for its new generation of the Microsemi CRP haematology analyser, the Microsemi CRP LC-767G. This new generation analyser Microsemi CRP LC-767G is more compact and proposes enhanced software and network connectivity pr...
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Feb 17, 2021
Revolutionise Your Pancreatic Elastase Testing with the New BÜHLMANN fPELA® turboFaecal pancreatic elastase testing can now be automated, providing flexible and random access application on most clinical chemistry platforms. The new fPELA® turbo from BÜHLMANN is ideal for use in laboratory environments for identification and monitoring of pancreatic insufficiency in patients. There is the added advantage that it utilises the same CALEX extraction device as the fCAL turbo assay,...
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Feb 15, 2021
BIVDA comments on Life Science Competitiveness Report BIVDA has welcomed the publication of the Life Science Competitiveness Indicators 2020, a report that gives a comprehensive outline of the state of the UK life sciences sector covering research funding, import-export levels and investment, amongst other key indicators. Life sciences continue to be a crucial pillar of the UK economy generating almost £81bn annually and employing over 250,000 people. In terms of Government activ...
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Feb 11, 2021
BIVDA Comments on Health and Care White Paper BIVDA Chief Executive Doris-Ann Williams and Chief Operating Officer Helen Dent have commented on the publication of the Health and Care White Paper by the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.  Commenting on plans to promote integrated care in the health service, Doris-Ann said; “The new White Paper offers an opportunity to promote joint working and collaboration in the NHS across different teams, department and disciplines. As part of...
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Feb 04, 2021
Please see below a press release from BIVDA on the publication of the Accelerated Access Collaborative’s Our Year in Focus Report. ---  BIVDA welcomes publication of Accelerated Access Collaborative’s Our Year in Focus Report The impact that new innovations has had on the NHS is set out in the Accelerated Access Collaborative’s (AAC) report, Our Year in Focus 2019/20 which BIVDA has welcomed today. The report reveals how over 700,000 patients were provi...
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Feb 03, 2021
03/02/21   CRYOcheck™ Lupus Anti-Coagulant Testing Solutions for Every Stage of the Testing Pathway For laboratories wishing to perform accurate testing for Lupus Anti-Coagulant (LA), the cryocheck™ frozen controls and reagents provide solutions to fit every stage of the pathway - screen, mix, confirm and quality control.   Available in the UK exclusively from Alpha Laboratories, these products, developed by ...
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Jan 26, 2021
BIVDA Welcomes Publication of Medtech Funding Mandate  BIVDA, the UK trade association for in vitro diagnostics companies, has welcomed the publication of the Medtech Funding Mandate. In the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement outlined how research and innovation would drive better outcomes and experience for patients. An important element of this was the commitment to introduce a MedTech Funding Mandate to accelerate the uptake of selected National Institute for Health and ...
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Jan 25, 2021
25/01/2021   Simple Imaging With Results You Can Trust Now available from Alpha Laboratories, the new gelLITE gel documentation system is a compact and convenient system for documentation of agarose gels and stained protein gels.   A 302nm UV transilluminator enables imaging of large format agarose gels or stained protein gels up to 20 x 20 cm, and can slide out from the main body of the system allowing gel extraction of DNA ...
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Jan 21, 2021
Cardiff, UK – 21st January 2021 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that it has expanded into new larger manufacturing facilities at Llandough Trading Estate, Cardiff, to increase production of PrimeStore® MTM viral transport media, a key component for the COVID-19 testing regime. The new facility is over 600 sq. metres, representing a 100% increase in manufacturing area. This enables EKF to fill 36,000 PrimeStore MTM tubes daily and meet gr...
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