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Medical Technology Strategy released

The UK’s inaugural medical technology (medtech) strategy has been released. It sets out how the health and social care system can reliably access safe, effective, and innovative medical technologies. The strategy builds on and supports the Life Sciences Vision to help secure the position of the UK as a global science superpower. The strategic priorities have been developed in conjunction with…
Ben Kemp
February 3, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 27th January – 3rd February

Lateral flow test engineering and lessons learned from COVID-19 Only 0.4% of the 3 billion COVID-19 tests performed through to mid-2022 were conducted in low-income regions, raising ethical concerns and constraining our collective ability to respond to a pandemic Key barriers to COVID-19 LFT development and adoption include lack of access to well characterised samples, limited accuracy, lack of connectivity,…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023
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Chancellor recognises the life science industry as he outlines his plan for growth

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, laid out his plans in a speech last week to inject growth into the ailing British economy. He stated his optimism for the economy’s future, noting that the Golden Triangle – London, Cambridge and Oxford – has the largest number of tech businesses in the world outside San Francisco and New York. Mr Hunt then acknowledged…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023
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Health Secretary announces virtual wards expansion as part of new plan

The Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, has published a new delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency care services, the second of three plans to cut waiting times in the NHS. The plan aims to reduce waiting times in urgent and emergency care through an increased focus on demand management before patients get to hospital and give greater…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023
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Diagnostics North East Conference 2023

The Diagnostics North East Conference 2023 is taking place on 17 March 2023 in Newcastle – Doris-Ann will be in attendance. The conference will showcase the region’s incredible diagnostics infrastructure, expertise, and resources, which provide unrivalled opportunities for researchers, clinicians, and industry. The conference will also introduce “Therapeutics North East” – a developing regional hub, working as a cohesive structure…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023
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British In Vitro Diagnostic Association & Catax Webinar: Growing your business in an innovative industry

On February 23rd 10:30am, BIVDA members are invited to join the Tax Credit Company & Catax innovation funding webinar. The webinar will run as follows: Understand how Innovation Funding can be utilised to raise capital for future projects Review upcoming R&D tax changes, the uprising of fraudulent claims & how to avoid a HMRC enquiry. Grant Funding Masterclass Live Q&A…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023
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£5m Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation Challenge launched

The Addiction Healthcare Mission, led by the UK Office for Life Sciences (OLS) have launched a £5m Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation Challenge, in partnership with the Scottish Health Industry Partnership (SHIP), part of the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO), through which applicants can bid for funding to develop innovative MedTech and Digital Health solutions that focus on detection of, response…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023
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Life Science Access Academy – access this month’s exclusive free webinars!

Due to BIVDA’s ongoing partnership with the Life Science Access Academy, members have the opportunity of viewing two exclusive free webinars each month. This month’s webinars are: NHS in 2023 – What can we expect? with John Chater, Andy Cowper, Scott McKenzie, Shailen Rao and David Thorne & Real World Data - an OPEN Health Masterclass If you like the…
Natalie Creaney
February 3, 2023