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Election Health Roundup

The last few days has seen the release of both the Conservatives' and Lib Dems' manifestos, containing key pledges on health and life sciences. Conservatives The Conservative Party's manifesto, released on Tuesday, has specifically promised improvements for diagnostics in the NHS. The party has pledged to invest £3.4 billion in new diagnostic technology, roll out new digital health checks to…
Ben Kemp
June 11, 2024
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Recently updated standards

Multiple standards have been updated recently. Notably, these include: ISO 9001:2015/Amd 1:2024 Quality management systems — Requirements — Amendment 1: Climate action changes ISO 20658:2023 Requirements for the collection and transport of samples for medical laboratory examinations ISO 35001:2019/Amd 1:2024 Biorisk management for laboratories and other related organizations — Amendment 1: Climate action changes ISO 20688-2:2024 Biotechnology — Nucleic acid…
Tehelj
April 17, 2024
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Recently published EU/UK standards/regulations

Multiple EU/UK standards/regulations updates have been published recently. Notably, these include: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 The Environment Act 2021 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2024: These Regulations bring into force provisions of the Environment Act 2021 (c. 30) (“the Act”). These are the eighth commencement regulations made by the Secretary of State under the Act. These Regulations…
Tehelj
January 24, 2024
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BIVDA holds MGM in London

We were delighted to host our MGM in the glorious surroundings of the Royal Institute of British Architects, where members enjoyed presentations from esteemed speakers such as Professor Dame Sue Hill before a concluding expert panel session to better understand how to work more effectively with the NHS. Indeed, after opening comments from BIVDA Chair Helen Tucker, the Chief Scientific…
Dawn
October 20, 2023
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Research networks tackling antimicrobial resistance offered £3m

The research and innovation community are invited to help tackle one of humanity’s biggest threats, antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The funding will help to set up new, or build on existing cross-disciplinary networks to: develop new approaches to tackling AMR take a comprehensive approach, including culture, economics, behaviour, biomedical and physical sciences, design and engineering, environmental sciences and more It’s all…
Dawn
October 20, 2023
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More people could be offered genetic testing for genes linked to ovarian cancer- NICE

  Anyone can carry a gene linked to ovarian cancer and many people may not know they are at higher risk, with best estimates suggesting only around 3% of people know they have a high-risk gene. The guideline aims to raise greater awareness and increase the availability of genetic testing, allowing people to take preventive measures such as surgery, meaning…
Dawn
September 29, 2023
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BIVDA publishes a position paper on Domestic Assurance

This week, BIVDA have published a position paper on domestic assurance routes to place IVD products on the Great Britain market. This paper presents the stance of the IVD industry in relation to domestic assurance and preferred routes to enter the British market. It highlights the considerations and recommendations to create well-structed market routes, with input provided by the BIVDA…
Tehelj
August 25, 2023
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Invitation to attend the PROTECT Platform Industry Event 12th September 2023

Trial for a Platform Randomised evaluation of clinical Outcomes using novel TEChnologies to optimise antimicrobial Therapy. PROTECT would like to invite members to attend this event. They have some multi-national IVD manufacturers but are particularly keen to attract more companies from within the BIVDA membership. Please contact protect@cardiff.ac.uk if you would like to attend. Helen will be delivering a session…
Dawn
July 14, 2023