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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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Great North Run 2021

This September Dr Joy Allen is raising money for Children’s Cancer North, a charity dedicated to making life better for children with cancer. The 12 September 2021 will mark the 40th Great North Run, the largest half-marathon in the world.  This iconic run is famous for its warm North East welcome and the millions raised […]

MedTech Integrates 2021

We reviewed the impact of COVID-19 on the diagnostics sector as part of an expert panel discussion. Joy Allen, one of our senior methodologists, reflected on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic at MedTech Integrates 2021.  As an expert panelist Joy discussed the future of diagnostics including testing in laboratories. It was also an […]

Multiverse Lab Community Tour

NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative is delighted to be part of a collaboration that has commissioned an interactive installation for the public. We are inviting people living in the North East and Cumbria to visit a new interactive pop-up installation called Multiverse Lab. The installation will tour outdoor venues from 17 – 25 July […]

100 mile Kielder challenge

Dr Sam Urwin is aiming to cycle 100 miles in one day to raise money for Children’s Cancer North, a charity dedicated to making life better for children with cancer. On the 8th August Dr Sam Urwin, Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist at the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC), is hoping to […]

One year on: Supporting the response to COVID-19

We have rallied, alongside our collaborators, to help the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below we highlight some of our key activities over the last 12 months as we have helped to support the response to COVID-19. We are part of a national partnership awarded £1.3M to form CONDOR (the COVID-19 National Diagnostic Research […]

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Dr Rachel Dickinson

Research and Development Study Manager

Amanda Winter

Diagnostic Evaluation Healthcare Scientist

Tracy Clarkson

Insight Panel Member

Dr Will Jones

Senior Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist