Diagnostics Industry Links

European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA)

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”.

www.edma-ivd.be

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)

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.

www.ifcc.org

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)

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.

www.bivda.co.uk

Asia-Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (APFCB)

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.

www.apfcb.org

IVD Australia

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.

www.ivd.org.au

European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (EPMA)

The EPMA Industrial Advisory Board 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.

www.epmanet.eu

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, ”Triple A-S” (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.

www.aaas.org

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

AAPS is a professional, scientific society of more than 13,000 members employed in academia, industry, government and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS provides a dynamic international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. AAPS offers timely scientific programs, on-going education, information resources, and opportunities for networking and professional development.

www.aaps.org

American Chemical Society (ACS)

The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests.

www.acs.org

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

ASCB, founded in 1960, promotes and develops the field of cell biology. Its objectives are achieved through the scholarly dissemination of research at meetings and through its publications. It strives to ensure the future of basic scientific research by providing training and development opportunities and by keeping Congress and the American public informed on the importance of biomedical research.

www.ascb.org

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

ASHG, founded in 1948, is a leading professional membership organization for human geneticists in the Americas. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others involved in or with special interest in human genetics.

www.ashg.org

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

ASM promotes research in the microbiological sciences and assists communication between scientists, policy makers, and the public to improve health and foster economic well-being.

www.asm.org

The Analytical Laboratory Managers Association (ALMA)

The Association of Lab Managers (ALMA) benefits managers of analytical chemistry laboratories in industry, government, and universities all over the world.

www.labmanagers.org

Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA)

The mission of the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) is to advance science and education related to laboratory automation by encouraging the study, advancing the science, and improving the practice of medical and laboratory automation.

www.labautomation.org

AVS Science and Technology Society

The AVS Science and Technology Society promotes communication between academia, government laboratories, and industry for the purpose of sharing research and development findings over a broad range of technologically relevant topics.

www.avs.org

Clinical Lab Managers Association (CLMA)

CLMA provides leadership in the clinical laboratory industry supporting laboratory professionals at every stage of their career. We educate and advocate on behalf of our members and play a leadership role in enhancing the image and increasing the visibility of our profession.

www.clma.org

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.

www.fda.gov

GAMBICA

GAMBICA is the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK. It has a membership of over 300 companies including the major multinationals in the sector and a significant number of smaller and medium sized companies.

www.gambica.org.uk

Institute of Environmental Science & Technology (IEST)

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), is a not-for-profit association, is a multidisciplinary, international society whose members are contribute to the environmental sciences in the areas of contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes; design, test, and evaluation of commercial and military equipment; and product reliability issues associated with commercial and military systems.

www.iest.org

Laboratory Products Association (LPA)

Member companies of the Laboratory Products Association are suppliers of lab products and services such as glass and plasticware, chemicals, equipment and supplies used in scientific research and applied science and life science worldwide.

www.lpanet.org

Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG)

The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group is a special interest group focused on laboratory automation. Its membership consists of more than 9,000 scientists and engineers. A majority of members are from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with others from the chemical, agriculture, cosmetic, food, and specialty industries.

www.lab-robotics.org

Laser Institute of America (LIA)

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the information and applications society dedicated to fostering lasers, laser applications and laser safety worldwide. Serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities, LIA offers technical information and networking opportunities to laser users from around the globe.

www.laserinstutute.org

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

www.nih.gov

Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP)

The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh is a professional society that is dedicated to promoting education in science.

www.sacp.org

Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS)

The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a nonprofit organization formed to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy, and other allied sciences, to advance the professional standing and growth of the Society and its members, to coordinate cooperative endeavors of its individual members and sections, and to promote and maintain a close bond among its members.

www.s-a-s.org

Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS)

The Society for Biomolecular Sciences’ mission is to advance the science of drug discovery and related disciplines by providing a forum for education and information exchange among professionals around the world. The Society offers its 2,000-plus members a variety of publications and programs. Its primary areas of activity are the Annual Conference & Exhibition, as well as regional meetings, a virtual seminar series, and it is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognized standards developer.

www.sbsonline.com

Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP)

The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh is a professional society that is dedicated to promoting education in science. Together with the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), it produces PITTCON, a leading conference and exposition devoted to laboratory science.

www.ssp-pgh.org

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and other clinical laboratory science-related disciplines.

www.aacc.org

Association British Pharmaceutical Industries (ABPI)

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is the trade association for more than 90 companies in the UK producing prescription medicines for human use. Its member companies research, develop, manufacture and supply more than 80 per cent of the medicines prescribed through the National Health Service (NHS)

www.abpi.org.uk

Association of British Healthcare Industries  (ABHI)

ABHI’s purpose is to promote the rapid adoption of medical technologies to ensure optimum patient outcomes throughout the UK and in key global markets.

www.abhi.org.uk

Association of Clinical Biochemists (ACB)

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry was founded in 1953, and is one of the oldest such Associations in the world. Based in the United Kingdom, it is a professional body dedicated to the practice and promotion of clinical science. The Association has medical and non-medical members in all major UK healthcare laboratories, in many university departments and in several commercial companies.

www.acb.org.uk

BioIndustry Association (BIA)

The trade association for innovative enterprises in the UK’s bioscience sector.

www.bioindustry.org

British Standards Institute (BSI)

A global provider of management systems assessment, certification and training services, with more than 60,000 certified locations and clients in over 100 countries.

www.bsigroup.co.uk

DiagnOx

DiagnOx offers services to the diagnostics industry to support all stages of technology transfer.

www.diagnox.co.uk

Real Age – Diabetes

Diabetes.realage.com offers valuable information regarding type 2 diabetes, diabetes treatment and various diabetes diet management techniques.

www.realage.com/check-your-health/information-on-diabetes/type-2-diabetes-health-assessment

DIMDI

The German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information – offers approximately 100 databases covering the entire spectrum of life sciences

www.dimdi.de

DxMA – Diagnostic Marketing Association

The Diagnostic Marketing Association builds diagnostic industry leadership by providing industry knowledge, professional development and a venue for the exchange of ideas.

www.dxma.org

European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association

EDMA, the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association is the trade association that represents the In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry active in Europe.

www.edma-ivd.be

European Union- Food

For up to date information on food safety issues

www.ec.europa.eu/food

Food and Drug Interactions

Food And Drug Interactions website contains over 40 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.

www.foodanddruginteractions.co.uk

British Library

Health Care Information Service

www.bl.uk

Healthcare Industries Taskforce (HITF)

Monitor the progress of this initiative through the DoH website

www.dh.gov.uk/ab/HITF

Institute of Biomedical Science

The IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom. It aims to promote and develop the role of biomedical science within healthcare to deliver the best possible service for patient care and safety.

www.ibms.org

MIDAS

An independant Microbiological Diagnostics Assessment Service provided by the Evaluations and Standards Laboratory, Health Protection Agency.

www.hpa-midas.org.uk

Lab Tests Online UK

Up-to-date information on diagnostic tests and diseases on this ACB/AACC website designed for use by the General Public.

www.labtestsonline.org.uk

LTG (formerly the London Toxicology Group)
Members from all over the UK and Ireland with a professional interest in the detection and measurement of Drugs, Alcohol, Poisons and other products. Website contains up-to-date information on Toxicology and Drug Abuse.

www.the-ltg.org

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

New Executive Agency of Department of Health formed from the merger of the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) and Medical Devices Agency (MDA)

www.mhra.gov.uk

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

www.nice.org.uk

Point of Care

The Point of Care Co-ordinators online resource

www.pointofcare.net

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine

www.cap.org/apps/cap.portal

Clinical Lab Products (CLP)

Every month, CLP’s editorial provides 45,000 pathologists, lab managers, administrators and technologists with comprehensive coverage of new products and technology.

www.clpmag.com

Clinical Laboratory News (CLN)

Published monthly Clinical Laboratory News is the authoritative source for timely analysis of issues and trends affecting clinical laboratories, clinical laboratorians and the practice of clinical laboratory science.

www.aacc.org/publications/cln

Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News

Clinical & Forensic Toxicology News is an educational service of the forensic urine drug testing (FUDT) program

www.aacc.org/publications/toxicology

Labmedica International

Subjects covered in every issue include: Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Hematology, Blood-Bank, and Biomedical Research.

www.labmedica.com

Medical Laboratory Observer

Peer reviewed management resource.

www.mlo-online.com

Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals

Published bi-weekly ADVANCE carries regular columns that provide readers with the latest on compliance, marketing and professional issues.

www.laboratorian.advanceweb.com/Default.aspx

Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry is the leading international journal of clinical laboratory science, providing 2,000 pages per year of peer-reviewed papers that advance the science of the field.

www.clinchem.org

IVD Australia

IVD Australia is the peak body representing Australian sponsors and manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics.

www.ivd.org.au

Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers

Established in 1973, the Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers (AMDM) is a nonprofit trade association that serves as an educational resource for  regulatory submissions and other compliance information related to the in vitro diagnostic industry.

www.amdm.org

The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists

TIAFT groups over 1400 members from all regions of the world who are actively engaged in analytical toxicology or allied areas with the aims of this association are to promote cooperation and coordination of efforts among members and to encourage research in forensic toxicology

www.tiaft.org

Journal of Analytical Toxicology (JAT)

The Journal of Analytical Toxicology (JAT) is an international toxicology journal devoted to the timely dissemination of scientific communications concerning potentially toxic substances and drug identification, isolation, and quantitation.

www.jatox.com

Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

www.rsc.org

European Workplace Drug Testing Society

The EWTDS provides a focal point for the exchange of ideas and information on workplace drug testing.

www.ewdts.org

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

The EMCDDA exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate. Today it offers policymakers the data they need for drawing up informed drug laws and strategies.

www.emcdda.europa.eu

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. (SOFT) is an organization composed of practicing forensic toxicologists and those interested in the discipline for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology.

www.soft-tox.org

The Forensic Science Society

The Forensic Science Society was founded in 1959 by Professor Stuart Kind and is therefore one of the oldest and largest forensic associations in the world. The main aim of the society is to encourage communication and collaboration by providing an arena in which forensic practitioners, researchers, academics and those working in related fields can congregate, communicate and invoke development of areas such as best practice, research, publication, quality and ethics in forensic casework.

www.forensic-science-society.org.uk

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

www.nida.nih.gov

International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)

To encourage the effective application of therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical toxicology; with the aim of optimizing clinical drug use and maximizing the clinical and economic benefits.

www.iatdmct.org

Nature

Nature – the world’s best science and medicine on your desktop

www.nature.com

Invest NI

Invest Northern Ireland is Northern Ireland’s economic development agency.

www.investni.com

BARcodes

BioAnalytical Research – Links to Life Science News, Resources & Databases

www.kresbach.com

Labcompare

The buyers guide for laboratory equipment

www.labcompare.com

LabManager Magazine

Lab Manager Magazine is written with those managers in mind and has the distinct editorial mission of providing practical information on business,  leadership and staffing as well as the industry and technology news needed to effectively manage today’s lab.

www.labmanager.com

Labmedica

Daily clinical lab news

www.labmedica.com

LabTestPortal

LabTestPortal.com is a dedicated resource for consumers and healthcare professionals. The information provided on this portal will help you better understand clinical laboratory medicine and also provide resources to healthcare professionals to better serve their patient population.

www.labtestportal.com

MedGadget

Internet journal of emerging medical technologies

www.medgadget.com

Medical News Today

Medical News Today is the largest independent health and medical news website on the Internet.

www.medicalnewstoday.com

MultiQC

MultiQC is a Windows software application for quality control in clinical chemistry laboratories.

www.multiqc.com

NGPharma

Industry News from the US pharmaceutical industry

www.ngpharma.com

NHS Purchasing

Healthcare Procurement

www.nhspurchasing.com

On Towns

A US guide for local services, businesses, contractors, products etc.

www.ontowns.com

Pathology In Practice

Pathology Industry News

www.pathologyinpractice.com

Pinpoint Medical

Online Home for Eye News, ENT News, Cardiology News and Urology News

www.pinpointmedical.com

Randox Pharma Services

Over the past 3 decades, Randox Pharma Services has been supplying the world’s leading CRO’s Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies and has built up unrivalled in-house technical know-how, whether in the development of new biomarker assays, companion diagnostics or the manufacture of the highest quality clinical diagnostic reagents and fully customised human and animal quality control sera and calibrators.

www.randoxpharmaservices.com

Randox Testing Services

Randox Testing Services (RTS) has been developed to improve healthcare by providing everything from health screening to assistance in drug development. Our state of the art laboratory includes the latest technology to offer a comprehensive test menu and validated pathology results, for all your testing needs.

www.randoxtestingservices.com

RIQAS

RIQAS is the largest global EQA scheme. It is used by 16,000 laboratories worldwide, participating in a variety of programmes. RIQAS is accredited to a number of internationally recognised standards.

www.riqas.com

UK Biosearch

UK Biosearch is a not for profit project providing a real time directory and statistical analysis service of Bioscience companies and organisations in the United Kingdom.

www.ukbiosearch.com

Visiongain

Visiongain offers accurate, up-to-date news and analysis on various sectors, along with the opportunity to network with industry peers and market leaders.

www.visiongain.com

Eco Match

Supplying a sustainable China

www.ecomatch.net

Lab Spaces
Laboratory news portal

www.labspaces.net

World Pharma

Latest Insights from the pharmaceutical industry

www.worldpharmaceuticals.net

California Assocation of Toxicologists (CAT)

The California Association of Toxicologists, founded in 1967, is a professional and educational association of forensic and clinical toxicologists throughout North America and the world.

www.cal-tox.org

SOFT 2010
Society of Forensic Toxicologists Annual Meeting

www.soft2010.org

Bio Business NI

BioBusinessNI is the business association for the Life and Health Technology sector in Northern Ireland.

www.biobusinessni.org

British Atherosclerosis Society (BAS)

The British Atherosclerosis Society (BAS) is a non-profit-making organisation established in 1999 with the aim of promoting UK atherosclerosis research.

www.britathsoc.org

Protein Chemistry

All about protein

www.proteinchemistry.org

Tumour Markers

Tumour Markers are normally present in small amounts in the blood or other tissues. Biochip array technology systems such as the evidence and evidence investigator analysers are able to detect these small amounts present in patient samples, this is particularly important for tumour monitoring.

www.tumour-markers.org

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is a US based media group.

www.wvpubcast.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Monitoring Laboratory Practices in the United States

www.cdc.gov/mlp

HospiMedica International

HospiMedica International is the main source for updating the clinical developments in the world on various hospital medical specialties, including Critical Care, Surgical Techniques, Imaging, Patient Care and Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The publication also includes special sections on New Products, Technical Literature, and Industry News Calendar of Meetings.

www.hospimedica.es

PhD’s in College of Life Sciences

The College of Life Sciences’ PhD Association (PICLS) in University of Dundee.

www.picls.lifesci.dundee.ac.uk

The MRO

The Medical Review Officer Blog

www.themro.co.uk

4NI

Northern Ireland on the Internet

www.4ni.co.uk

Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)

The ACBI is the national society for Clinical Biochemistry in the Republic of Ireland.

www.acbi.ie

Alert Data

Dynamic Business Information

www.alertdata.co.uk

Balmoral Show

The Balmoral Show is Ireland’s largest Agricultural Show

www.balmoralshow.co.uk

Drug Discovery.tv

DrugDiscovery.tv brings together the largest fully searchable directory of
Pharma-Biotech companies in the world.

www.drugdiscovery.tv

Emente

Emente has developed an approach to facilitate the transfer of technology out of the laboratory into manufacturing companies to enable the creation of new products and processes, with particular expertise in MNT.

www.emente.co.uk

Help Me

Online Directory

www.help-me.co.in

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

The primary mission of the journal is to promote improvement in the health and well being of community through the development and practice of clinical biochemistry and dissemination of knowledge and recent advances in this discipline among professionals , diagnostic industry, government and non-government organizations.

www.ijcb.co.in

KMLE

Korean Medical Search Engine

www.kmle.co.kr

LabSpec

Leading destination for information on laboratory products in Australasia

www.labspec.co.nz

Nipissing University

A primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs in North East Ontario.

www.nipissingu.ca

Queens University Belfast (QUB)
Queen’s is a broadly-based, research-driven university with a dynamic world-class research and education portfolio and strong international connections.

www.qub.ac.uk

Ulster Immunology Group (UIG)
The Ulster Immunology Group (UIG) is a Regional Affiliate of the British Society for Immunology (BSI). Its objective is to provide a forum for scientists in Northern Ireland to foster common interests in the broad area of immunology.

www.uig.org.uk

Diseases Explained

The experts in patient education

www.diseases-explained.com

Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.

www.mrc.ac.uk

Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians is a professional body, representing over 20,000 physicians, that aims to improve the quality of patient care by continually raising medical standards.

www.rcplondon.ac.uk

Royal Society of Medicine
The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent, apolitical organisation, founded over 200 years ago, and are one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK

www.roysocmed.ac.uk

Society for Endocrinology

The Society for Endocrinology was set up in 1946 to promote the advance of endocrinology.

www.endocrinology.org

Society of Biology

The Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.

www.societyofbiology.org

United Kingdom Research Office

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the UK’s leading information and advice service on European Union funding for research and higher education.

www.ukro.ac.uk

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a global charity dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.

www.wellcome.ac.uk

World Health Organisation

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

www.who.org

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