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DHSC release five-year AMR action plan
BIVDA noted with interest the UK’s 2024-2029 Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan, released last week by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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MHRA launches AI Airlock to address AI regulatory challenges
The Airlock will allow for testing a range of regulatory issues for devices when they are used for direct clinical purposes within the NHS.

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Reminder: Project proposals for the Functional Genomic Screening Laboratory
Call open to UK-based academics, SMEs and pharma who have complex human in vitro models, such as organoids, co-culture models, etc, amenable to arrayed CRISPR screening.

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Springboard Webinar – ‘An Introduction to NICE’ – available to members
On Monday, Helen Landels, Associate Director of the HealthTech Team at NICE Advice, hosted a webinar aimed at BIVDA’s Springboard cohort on the work undertaken by NICE.

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The Evolution of STI At-Home Testing Solutions Webinar
This Meridian Bioscience and Practical Patient Care sponsored webinar will explore key advancements in molecular and immunoassay testing for STI at-home kits.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: 13 – 19 May 2024
BIVDA understands the importance of promoting mental wellbeing at work and supporting employees’  mental health, with our next EDI Summit and future HR Working Party meetings set to explore the topic.

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Consultation – Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care
UKHSA and NHSE have published quick reference tools for primary care providers describe when to consider a urinary tract infection (UTI) in certain groups.

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Consultation on the introduction of a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism
This consultation sets out proposals for the design and administration of the mechanism on imports of certain carbon intensive imported goods from certain sectors.

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Comments requested on UK SMI B 05, UK SMI ID 12 and UK SMI ID 17
Relevant members’ comments are requested on the three UK SMI documents enclosed in the article – the deadline has been extended to Friday 24 May.

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NICE-recommended tumour profiling tests could prevent some breast cancer chemotherapy
NICE’s independent diagnostic advisory committee reviewed the evidence behind tumour profiling tests which are designed to provide information on the genetic makeup of breast cancer tumours.

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Test-at-home blood tests for cancer patients approved
Regulatory approval has been granted for a novel device aimed at reducing the hospitalisation time of cancer patients.

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Media Monitoring: May 9 – 15
A weekly roundup of all the best IVD-related news.

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BHR BIOSYNEX is looking to hire a Territory Manager to drive sales in the Southwest of England and South Wales.

The role entails opening new business avenues whilst at the same time, maintaining and growing existing business within the territory; demonstrating and providing training on our products as required. Find out more here.

LUAS Diagnostics is raising £250,000 to launch a range of self-test products for infectious diseases, cancer and female health.

If you are interested in participating, contact Brendan Farrell at: for more information.

Delta Consultants – do you have recruitment needs?
At Delta Consultants we are seeing increased fluidity in candidate interest and availability to move roles. After a long period of job change nervousness, green shoots are definitely sprouting. If you have any current or planned for recruitment requirements, please do get in touch and let us discuss how Delta can partner to fulfil your people needs. For BIVDA members not currently using our recruitment services we are offering a one off discount on our Standard Terms. For an exploratory conversation please contact Deborah Hale on or 01480 275527.

SDS production help
Helena Biosciences Europe are seeking a company that could handle their SDS production. If you believe your organisation could provide necessary support, please contact

Events Diary

Genomics Working Party – IN PERSON

Date: Thur  16 May

Time: 10.30 – 1pm

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External Affairs Working Party – ONLINE

Date: Friday 17 May

Time: 09:30 – 10:30am

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Webinar: BIVDA Presents an Introduction to The Procurement Act 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 May

Time: 11am – 12pm

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