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The National Institute for Health and Care 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 benefits 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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Diagnostics North East Conference 2023

Your Path in Research 2022

Jay Hall and Tim Hicks from the NIHR Newcastle MIC shared why research matters to them as part of NIHR’s Your Path in Research campaign. We helped the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) deliver their latest Your Path in Research campaign from 31 October – 9 December 2022. This annual campaign encourages […]

North east innovation lab celebrates two year anniversary supporting the development of cutting-edge diagnostics

The North East Innovation Lab is celebrating a two-year milestone birthday and has expanded its work in accelerating the development of diagnostics for a range of virus and health threats. We work closely with the lab, who are based at The Biosphere in Newcastle Helix, to support the development of new improved diagnostics. The facility […]

Examining the views of the UK ambulance services on COVID-19 testing

At the height of the pandemic, we analysed the opinions of service staff on the practicalities and potential value of testing for SARS-CoV-2 in an ambulance. The life science industry made a massive contribution to the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic including manufacturing tests for SARS-CoV-2. Some of these tests included lateral flow devices, […]

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Dr Cameron Williams

Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist

Dr Sara Pretorius

Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist

Kasia Kurowska

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Manager

Amanda Winter

Diagnostic Evaluation Healthcare Scientist