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The Economic Value of Pathology: Achieving Better Health, and a Better Use of Health Resources

On Tuesday April 12, Pathology Awareness Australia launched an exciting new report at a pathology laboratory in central Sydney as part of our ongoing work to build understanding of pathology in the community.

Written by the Centre for International Economics, it is the first report in Australia to take a detailed look at the financial savings and broad benefits that pathology provides to the health system and patients. Focusing on the examples of diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer, it highlights the central role of pathology in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

To find out more about the report's findings and to read it in full click here


Upcoming Events

IVD Australia Roadshow - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane - May 2016

Every year, IVD Australia looks to add value by achieving things as an organisation that our Members cannot achieve on their own, and this past year, we have improved the business conditions for IVD businesses, increased the advocacy power of the industry and have commenced projects that will improve market access. We would like to make sure that all our Members are able to have input into our advocacy and other focussed activities we undertake.

Round-table presentations will allow for in-depth interaction with industry peers, where discussions will delve into participant-directed topics of immediate concern.


Topics for the 2016 Roadshow

  • IVD Australia Strategic Plan – the short, medium and long term goals
  • Bulk-Billing Incentive Cuts – IVD Australia and broader Industry Activities
  • Changes to IVD Australia Membership Fees
  • IVD Australia Activities 2016 -2017


Wednesday May 25 at 4:00pm, QIAGEN, Level 2, Office Tower 2, Chadstone Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. Click here to see the invitation.


Thursday May 26 at 4:00pm Abbott Australasia Conference Room, 299 Lane Cove Rd, Macquarie Park. Click here to see the invitation.


Friday May 27 at 8:00am,  Alere Conference Room, 12 Mowbray Terrace, East Brisbane. Click here to see the invitation.

IVD Australia CEO Forum, Sydney, June 23, 2016

Details coming soon

IVD Australia Networking Event, Brisbane, September 2016

Details coming soon

Know Pathology Know Healthcare campaign

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IVD Australia is driven by our strategic plan and we have captured two key strategies that will help to ‘future-proof’ the IVD Industry in Australia – Driving Industry Value, and Recognition & Advocacy.

All our activities are focused on member-value; ensuring that government understands, and acts upon, the value of the Australian IVD Industry; and making sure industry’s voice is heard and respected.

See our 2016 - 2018 Strategic Plan here


Read the latest IVD Australia Media Release


Budget Cuts will have a Devastating Impact on the IVD Sector

IVD Australia Open Consultations

  • Standards Australia - Oral Fluids Testing, Vendor Credentialling, Biological Evaluation
  • IVD Australia - Vendor Credentialing

Visit the Open Consultations Page for more information.

Visit the Submissions Page to view our recent submissions.


IVD Transition - Update

On 30 June 2015 the transition period for all commercial IVD medical devices ceased.

Sponsors are reminded that previous Listings or Registrations representing the transitioned IVD should be removed from the ARTG. Further information can be found on the TGA website.

TGA has also confirmed that commercial sponsors of IVDs will not be required to pay annual charges until October 2017. This will provide a significant benefit for the sector, saving an estimated $5-6 million in annual charges over the next 3 years.

To read more, log-in to the Member's Only Website


Business Opportunities

IVD Australia often receives requests for assistance or sourcing products from industry. Members can click here to see these opportunities (log in required).

If you want to include an opportunity email IVD Australia info(at)ivd.org.au.