Aug 14, 2015
Looking back at some of the headlines from the past few months, it would appear that the world of sport has been gripped by one doping scandal after another in 2015.
Aug 07, 2015
With the rising prominence of tumour biomarkers and genetic profiling, it is clear that the profile of in vitro diagnostics within the cancer sector has never been higher. BIVDA outlines some of the research that has grabbed the attention of the national media this year.
Jul 30, 2015
BIVDA used this week’s #TestingTuesday to join the likes of Stephen Fry, Richard Branson and Right Said Fred in raising awareness on World Hepatitis Day, highlighting the role in vitro diagnostics play in tackling the disease. Read on to find out more about the day and how diagnostics can help prevent hepatitis.
Jul 23, 2015
Monday saw the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Life Sciences in the House of Commons. BIVDA gives an overview of the day.
Jul 10, 2015
This week dementia is once again at the centre of the healthcare agenda. Following Wednesday’s budget, BIVDA takes a look at the economics of dementia research funding and how IVDs may be able to help.
Jul 03, 2015
China is viewed as one of the world’s most lucrative export markets by almost all sectors, and this is no less true for the health and life sciences industry. We take a look at the growing IVD market in in this rising global power.
Jun 26, 2015
The science and technology community descended upon Portcullis House along with several MPs for Parliamentary Links Day 2015, hosted by the Society of Biology. BIVDA were there and give an overview of the day in this week's blog.
Jun 15, 2015
It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness week (15-21 June), and today guest blogger Robert Music, Chief Executive at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, tells us about the importance of screening, and how we can potentially reduce the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer from 1000s to only 100s in the not too distant future and eventually see the eradication of the disease.
May 08, 2015
As we enter the calm after the storm of an election period, it will be back to business for the newly elected Conservative majority Government.
Apr 16, 2015
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity, raising awareness and funding research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In this article, Matthew Wickenden, Early Diagnosis Manager at Cancer Research UK tells us about the importance of early diagnosis for cancer outcomes, what Cancer Research UK are doing in this field, and how the UK can improve its standing on the international stage. Part of our Guest Blogs Series