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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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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 […]

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Pint of Science Festival 2021

Our methodologists Kile Green and Tim Hicks invited people from around the world to take “A glimpse into the future” of medical testing as part of Pint of Science Festival 2021. The Pint of Science Festival is held every year across the globe and enables scientists to explain their work to the public in a […]

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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Celebrating International Clinical Trial’s Day in the North East and North Cumbria

Thursday 20th May marks International Clinical Trial’s Day. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury. His trial consisted of just 12 men, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to oranges and […]

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Enhancing the analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies

Our PhD student with the Population Health Sciences Institute and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University has compared statistical methods that may help with the evaluation of new diagnostic tests. It is important to measure the accuracy of diagnostic tests outside of the highly controlled research environment. This is crucial as tests […]

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