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Message to British businesses from the new Business and Trade Secretary

The new Business and Trade Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds, held a call with business leaders this week to outline his vision for British business under a Labour Government. Mr Reynolds stressed that partnership with industry was at the centre of the Government's plans and set out what the first 100 days of Sir Keir Starmer's administration would mean for businesses. This…
Ben Kemp
July 9, 2024
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Kaye and Lucy attend Barclays Eagle Labs Health Elevate event

The Barclays Eagle Lab Health & Life Science team hosted their Health Elevate event on Wednesday 3rd July and their London HQ in Canary Wharf. The purpose of Health Elevate was to bring together industry experts, innovators, health and social care providers, academics and health professionals from across the industry to showcase transformation through collaboration, innovation and technology. The day…
Ben Kemp
July 9, 2024
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Health, Science and Business Ministers announced

It will likely not have escaped members' attention that the UK has a new Government. Since taking office last Friday, Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer has spent the weekend and the early part of this week assembling his cabinet and ministerial team. The cabinet is largely unchanged from its time in opposition, with Wes Streeting, Peter Kyle and Jonathan Reynolds…
Ben Kemp
July 9, 2024
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Member input needed: NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap Questionnaire

The NHS net zero supplier roadmap requires that from April 2027, suppliers will be required to set a global net zero by 2045 target for all their Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and to publicly report against this through Carbon Reduction Plans.  If this is not provided, businesses cannot sell to the NHS. BIVDA have concerns that this requirement is disproportionate and/or unachievable…
Ben Kemp
July 9, 2024
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BIVDA to host Diagnostics State of the Nation in Parliament on October 30

BIVDA are pleased to announce that we will be holding a diagnostics roundtable titled 'State of the Nation' in Parliament on October 30, sponsored by Lord Darzi. Lord Darzi is a world-renowned academic surgeon and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London and chairs the Fleming Centre Initiative; a multi-pronged initiative aimed at tackling antimicrobial resistance.…
Ben Kemp
July 9, 2024
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Stuart attends MDSAP Forum in Germany

BIVDA's Regulatory Affairs Manager, Stuart Angell, headed to the MDSAP Forum. This is an annual 5-day event set up for the Regulatory Authority Committee (RAC) of the Medical Device Single Audit Programme (MDSAP) to liaise with each other. This is the first year that this forum was opened up to industry (for days 2 and 3) and the Auditing Organisations…
Ben Kemp
July 2, 2024
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Angela Douglas chairs BD’s Infection Diagnostics symposium

BIVDA's Angela Douglas and Kaye Walton attended BD's two-day Infection Diagnostics Symposium in Birmingham last week. BD asked Angela to chair the symposium and provided the first address of the event titled, 'Infection Diagnostics: Why are we here?'. The invitation was also extended to BIVDA. The symposium itself covered a broad range of topics from near-patient testing to AMR through …
Ben Kemp
July 2, 2024
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Professor Mike Messenger participates in ABPI expert regulatory roundtable

BIVDA's Head of Regulatory Strategy Professor Mike Messenger was pleased to be involved in a ABPI roundtable examining how regulation can help to unlock the potential of preventative medicines. During the roundtable, Mike emphasised that the regulatory framework must consider the critical role of diagnostics and the interplay between the two regulatory frameworks, reflecting the partnership working that is needed…
Ben Kemp
July 2, 2024
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Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control publication is calling for submissions

The publication Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control is calling for submissions to their collection on 'intervention and implementation research to contextualise AMS and IPC solutions'. This collection will focus on the use of intervention and implementation research to contextualise, improve, and inform policy on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and infection prevention and control (IPC) interventions of impact and sustainability in nature. Additionally,…
Ben Kemp
July 2, 2024