Established in 1979, EDMA is the trade association that represents the In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry in Europe. Membership of EDMA consists of National Associations in European countries and major companies engaged in the research, development, manufacture or distribution of IVD products. EDMA’s profile has consistently increased over the years and the association now represents a total of over 500 companies. The main aim of EDMA is to “make a real difference in health and life quality”.
IFCC is an international organisation which represents the clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine fields worldwide. Their mission is to be the “leading organisation” in these fields. The IFCC aims to enhance the level and quality of diagnosis and therapy for patients around the world. The organisation communicates with its many members and the public about their scientific and educational achievements in order to improve knowledge in the fields of diagnosis and laboratory medicine.
BIVDA is the “national trade association for companies with major involvement and interest in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry”. This organisation represents manufacturers and distributors of IVDs in the UK. However, it is not solely for UK companies, all IVD companies are eligible to join BIVDA. BIVDA raises awareness of the clinical and cost utility of diagnostics in providing effective healthcare within the UK. BIVDA also provide a comprehensive range of support services for its members, which now represents over 90% of the industry.
The APFCB is a federation of 16 national and area associations of clinical biochemistry and laboratory medicine in the Asia-Pacific region. The APFCB provides support for its members and actively raises awareness of the IVD industry within the Asia-Pacific region in order to promote more effective healthcare through the use of quality diagnostics.
IVD Australia represents multinational companies, local distributors and Australian manufacturers of IVDs. IVD Australia was formed in 2009 and remains a not-for-profit organisation. The main aim of IVD Australia is to “promote the safe and effective use of IVDs within the Australia community and to advance the interests of its members”. It is very active in representing the interests of its members to governments and other important institutions within Australia and overseas. IVD Australia will only promote quality in vitro diagnostics.
Randox is a member of the EPMA Industrial Advisory Board, which plays a key role in issue-related national and international projects. The main aim of EPMA is to raise awareness of predictive, preventive and personalised medicine throughout all European Union countries. EPMA also provide current and accurate information on predictive, preventive and personalised medicine as well as performing other important tasks such as promoting high quality research and contributing to the creation of guidelines.