The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association
BIVDA is the national industry association for the manufacturers and distributors of IVD products in the UK and they currently represent more than 95% of the industry and over a hundred organizations ranging from British start up companies to UK subsidiaries of multinational corporations. BIVDA members currently employ over 8,000 people in the UK, with a total industry turnover of approximately £900 million.
As well as providing a range of support services for its members, BIVDA pursues a strategy of raising the awareness of the clinical and cost utility of diagnostics in the provision of effective healthcare in the UK.
BIVDA aims to spread awareness of the value of diagnostics in the wider theatre of healthcare. The ongoing revolution in medical science means that diagnostics is really coming of age, offering exciting opportunities in not only disease treatment, but also prevention. Cardiovascular risk, cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases and osteoporosis are just a few of the areas where real breakthroughs are proving possible. By working with the industry and all interested bodies to provide comprehensive information, a robust regulatory framework and in-depth outcome studies, BIVDA strives to ensure these opportunities are not missed.
Find out more about BIVDA here.