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Evaluating a test for improving treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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We are supporting the UK based company AlphaBiomics with their test to personalise treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects around 1 in 100 people across the…

Appraising a new device for diagnosing pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit

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We have helped an international team, led by the University of Edinburgh, obtain £3 million funding and explored the need for their new diagnostic.

Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) affects 20%…

Multiverse Lab of Voices

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Working with nine other NIHR organisations and Unfolding Theatre we have created a record of public voices and identified their health and social care priorities.

Over 3,100…

Scoping and prioritising the use of near-patient diagnostics in care homes

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Supporting the development of a new blood test for prostate cancer

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We are helping GlycoScoreDx Ltd. to commercialise their diagnostic test for improved detection of prostate cancer.

Every 45 minutes one man dies of prostate cancer in the UK. Developing better…

Collecting the views of the public through the Multiverse Lab

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During a week on the road, the Multiverse Lab team engaged with members of the public and gathered their views on future research.

Research into cancer, dementia, and mental health…

Evaluating diagnostics to help with the emergency care of patients with a suspected stroke

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We are collaborating with the Newcastle University Stroke Research Group to examine diagnostics that may improve the emergency care of patients with a suspected stroke.

There are around 100,000 strokes…

Multiverse Lab Community Tour

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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…

Evaluating a rapid test for diagnosing a childhood respiratory virus

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Speeding up the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus could reduce the spread of infection and produce cost savings for NHS hospitals.

It can take over 24 hours to receive a…

Examining the potential benefits of a near bedside test for Clostridium difficile infection

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Faster diagnosis of Clostridium difficile should reduce the spread of infection and improve use of NHS resources in hospitals.

Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a bacterium that can infect the bowel…

One year on: Supporting the response to COVID-19

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We have rallied, alongside our collaborators, to help the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below we highlight some of our key activities as we have helped to support the…

Exploring COVID-19 testing in English care homes

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Led by the NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, we have analysed the views of care home staff and identified opportunities for refining COVID-19 testing in care homes.

In the…