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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative is a member of the NIHR MedTech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operative (MIC) network. We offer expertise in generating high quality evidence that demonstrates the potential value of a new medical test. We have a particular focus on in vitro diagnostic tests. Our aim is to ensure that better diagnostics are delivered more quickly for the benefit of patients and their health.

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Research associate – clinical test evaluation methodologist

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to join our vibrant team as a clinical test evaluation methodologist. The job will involve using innovative approaches to help develop and evaluate new medical tests and devices that address challenging clinical needs. We are seeking an individual with experience in conducting research and skills relevant […]

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Why is it important to assess new COVID-19 tests?

We wrote a recent opinion article with members of the CONDOR team to answer this question and share the progress we have made so far as part of this partnership. The COVID-19 National Diagnostic Research and Evaluation platform (CONDOR) was established in June 2020 by a national group with expertise in the evaluation of diagnostic […]

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One person’s journey into the Multiverse Lab

In a public blog Gary Gibson, a member of our insight panel for patients, public and carers, discusses his involvement in the exciting Multiverse Lab initiative. The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) is thrilled to be part of a collaboration of nine organisations that commissioned Multiverse Lab. This free innovative experience […]

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Research coffee morning: COVID-19 testing

The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative engaged with people across the country during a Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences online public event. An audience of over 60 met with members of our team and our insight panel for patients, public and carers during a virtual research coffee morning. The event was jointly hosted […]

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Evidence Development for Diagnostic Tests Summer Webinar Series

We engaged with audiences across the globe during our summer webinar series. From June 15th to July 14th 2020 we organised and hosted a nine part webinar series. Over five weeks we explained the processes that need to be followed in order for a new diagnostic test to be successfully adopted by the NHS. As […]

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COVID-19 National Diagnostic Research and Evaluation Platform

The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative are part of a national partnership awarded £1.3M to robustly evaluate new COVID-19 tests. A key part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the development of accurate tests to: identify individuals infected with SARS-Cov-2 (the virus causing COVID-19); monitor the progression of the disease and find […]

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