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The BLA are delighted to welcome BIOHIT HealthCare as a corporate partner 2022 - 2023 and gratefully acknowledges their generous support

BIOHIT HealthCare Ltd, based in North West England, is the UK subsidiary of BIOHIT OYJ, a Finnish biotechnology company specialising in the development, manufacture and marketing of products and analysis systems for the early diagnosis and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases. 

We offer a portfolio of unique and patented tests designed to transform clinical practice by making screening, diagnosis and monitoring of gastrointestinal diseases more efficient and cost effective. Non-invasive diagnostics are at the core of our offering, making BIOHIT HealthCare the provider of choice for leading gastroenterologists, ENT specialists and laboratory scientists across the UK.

One key area of focus is dyspepsia and reflux. BIOHIT HealthCare are the exclusive UK distributors of PEPTEST®, a rapid immunological test for the quantitative analysis of pepsin.

PEPTEST is an innovative, non-invasive diagnostic test to help identify reflux, and is especially critical in detecting silent reflux. Based on quantitative lateral flow technology, PEPTEST detects the presence of pepsin in clinical samples from the upper digestive and respiratory tracts.

PEPTEST can be used to help diagnose and direct a wide spectrum of pathological conditions, including GORD (gastroesophageal reflux), LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux), chronic cough, cystic fibrosis, post-lung transplant rejection, asthma and sinusitis.

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The BLA are delighted to welcome Karl Storz UK as a corporate partner 2022 - 2023 and gratefully acknowledge their generous support



KARL STORZ has established itself worldwide as an international and highly regarded company offering a comprehensive product range encompassing all surgical endoscopic disciplines. Since its foundation in 1945, the family-owned KARL STORZ company has grown into a global manufacturer, distributor, and service provider.  The portfolio of endoscopic instruments and devices for human medicine, veterinary medicine, and industrial endoscopy now includes more than 15,000 products. 

KARL STORZ has a strong reputation for exceptional imaging products including the latest 4K 2D or  3D Endoscopic and Flourescence Imaging technology which can be integrated into the OR1TM Operating Theatre to give an unparalleled theatre experience.

In the UK, KARL STORZ supports many prestigious hospitals, Royal Colleges, Universities and medical associations.  We are committed to training and education, supporting over 500 educational events every year.

Our new Training and Technology Centre is the latest addition to our support portfolio. A large, adaptable space with the latest technology, based at our UK Head Office in Slough. If you are interested in visiting or hosting an event, please get in touch


The BLA are delighted to welcome Pentax Medical as a corporate partner 2022 - 2023 and gratefully acknowledge their generous support




PENTAX Medical has led innovation in the flexible endoscopy market to meet a wide range of clinical needs and patient outcomes. Strategic partnerships are forged in order to deliver on our commitment of QUALITY, CLINICALLY RELEVANT INNOVATION, and SIMPLICITY.

The PENTAX Medical offering includes OPTIVISTA plus+, DISCOVERY Artificial Intelligence System and G-EYE PILOT Endoscopes; our STELLA range have also allowed us to bring the high quality lines to our routine and therapeutic accessories.












The next BLA Study Day - Practical Skills in the Voice Clinic


The BLA:Practical Skills in the Voice Clinic will be held on Friday 10 February 2023 in central London (Welbeck Health, Wigmore Street).