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BIVDA AGM and Spring Meeting – Tuesday 21 March
Once again we held the AGM at One Great George Street and this year our keynote speaker was the Chief Commercial Officer at NHS England, Jacqui Rock.

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Medtech Adoption Pro Forma
Please see a letter from David Lawson, Head of the MedTech Directorate together with an excel form to be completed urgently if you have product(s) that meet the criteria – this is a great opportunity for member companies!

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BIVDA member Pockit Diagnostics pockets top innovation award at Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2022
BIVDA had a fantastic evening at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2022 in Newcastle as both our COO, Helen Dent and Head of Regulatory Affairs, Ashleigh Batchen, witnessed BIVDA member Pockit Diagnostics take home the award for “Development of an Innovative Device or Technology” for their LVOne blood test.

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The Infection Management Coalition win award!
This week, the Infection Management Coalition (IMC) won an award for the ‘Best Use of Public Affairs in a Healthcare Campaign’ at the PR Week Healthcare and Pharma Awards.

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Point of Care Technologies for use in ambulances
A message from Prof Rick Body, in his role as Director of the Diagnostics and Technology Accelerator (DiTA) in Manchester regarding Point of Care tests for ambulance use, is linked in the article.

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Windsor Framework Webinar Recording
To access the Windsor Framework webinar recording, hosted by the Department of Health and Social Care, please click the link in the article.

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Innovate UK (UKRI) launches new funding competition
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, has selected a pool of investor partners. These investor partners have demonstrated that they have the credibility, capability, capacity and appetite to invest in innovative, technology-led businesses that align with our programmes.

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Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) Update
Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) was introduced on 1st April 2022, however if you manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging within a 12-month period you must register for PPT on GOV.UK, even if your packaging contains 30% or more recycled plastic.

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All Wales Pathology Consumables, Equipment, and Instruments Tender
For information, the All Wales Pathology Consumables, Equipment, and Instruments Tender is provisionally due to be published on 3rd April 2023.

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Headlines

£100m R&D levelling up funding awarded to accelerate innovation
The Innovation Accelerators programme is investing £100 million in 26 projects to accelerate the growth of three high-potential innovation clusters.

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Four innovative tests for diagnosing UTIs to be considered for NHS use
NICE has announced that four UTI tests, which can help determine the correct course of antibiotics more quickly, may soon be considered for use in the NHS.

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Media Monitoring: 18th March – 24th March
The roundup of all the week’s best IVD-related news.

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Member Requests

Submissions for the ‘Future Cancer Inquiry’ aimed at innovative cancer diagnostics
The Health and Social Care Committee has launched a ‘Future Cancer Inquiry’ to explore innovative approaches and developments that are capable of transforming cancer care.

If your company has pioneered an innovative IVD that can change the way in which cancer is diagnosed, please send the information to ben@bivda.org.uk to be included in BIVDA’s submission to the inquiry.

The North East Innovation Lab are recruiting a Commercial Business Manager
A exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the commercial activities on the North East Innovation Lab. The Innovation Laboratory provides services which support the development of new diagnostic tests. The post holder will be charged with helping to financially sustain and expand the service the lab offers through growth of income. The closing date is 27 March 2023.

Click here for more information – Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)

Reminder: BSI looking for contributors for safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use standard
BSI have put a call out for those interested and knowledgeable electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use, specifically for IVD equipment (BS EN 61010-2-101:2017, BS EN 61010-2-101:2017). This is to join their committee EPL/66, Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment’ in developing the above standard which is undergoing a revision.

If you, or any other members within your organisation may be interested in joining this committee, you can apply to join using this link.

 

Events Diary

UKCA Sub-Group (On Line)

Date: Fri, 18 April 2023

Time: 10:30 – 12:00 GMT

 

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External Affairs WP (ON LINE)

Date: Fri, 21 April 2023

Time: 09:30 – 10:30 GMT

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Infectious Diseases WP (ON LINE)

Date: Thurs, 4 May 2023

Time: 10:00 – 12:00 GMT

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