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BIVDA responds to integrated, rules-based medtech pathway consultation
Helen Dent examines the recent NHSE medtech pathway consultation and what it could mean for members.

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BIVDA participate in Innovate UK Inward Mission 2024
Jayne Ellis, BIVDA Scientific Advisor on AMR, presented to global delegates in Cambridge on the opportunities and challenges for AMR diagnostics, which BIVDA is championing.

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BIVDA attend Health Innovation North Conference 2024
Angela Douglas and Paul Fisher represented BIVDA at the event which looked to champion the role of innovation in improving health outcomes.

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Examining the health and life science pledges in the Conservative and Lib Dem manifestos
BIVDA analyses both manifestos and welcomes several proposals from the two parties.

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Get a 20% discount on BS EN ISO 20916
BSI has recently launched BS EN ISO 20916 – the standard defining good practice for clinical performance studies of IVD medical devices. BIVDA members can get a 20% discount by entering the code in the article.

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Supply your products to ReMed Conference 2024
A small sample of IVDs are required for the ReMed Conference as part of a student project to assess the product design, range of materials included, and possible routes for recovery and recycling of products.

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Remembering Dr Michael Mosley: 1957 -2024
BIVDA are saddened to hear of the death of Dr Michael Mosley.

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REMINDER: Consultation on common specifications for high-risk IVDs closes Friday 14 June
MHRA seeks views on possible amendments to the MDR 2002 to include common specification requirements for manufacturers of IVD devices.

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Funding Competitions Roundup
Members may be interesting in applying for the following funding competitions from NIHR and Innovate UK.

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Headlines

New AI tool quickly rules out heart attacks in A&E patients
Rapid-RO can quickly rule out heart attacks in A&E patients, potentially reducing unnecessary hospital stays.

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New flu biomarkers discovery could lead to personalised vaccine schedules
Researchers have identified new biomarkers that could enable personalised flu vaccination schedules, ensuring longer-lasting immunity.

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Media Monitoring: 6 – 11 June
A weekly roundup of all the best IVD-related news.

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Member Requests

REMINDER: We encourage members to send us relevant material – including events, conferences and workshops – to share on the newsletter. Please send them to ben.kemp@bivda.org.uk.

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: Brendan.farrell@luasdiagnostics.com 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 deborah@delta-consultants.com or 01480 275527.

Events Diary

Regulatory Affairs Working Party – SOLD OUT

Date: Friday 14 June

Time: 10:00 – 13:30

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Webinar: BIVDA presents – Evaluation Criteria

Date: Wednesday 19 June

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

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External Affairs Working Party – ONLINE

Date: Friday 21 June

Time: 09:30 – 10:30

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