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Who we are

We are one of 11 Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) across England awarded major funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative aims to ensure that better diagnostics are available as quickly as possible for patients. Our highly skilled methodologists efficiently evaluate new diagnostics. We work collaboratively with developers to generate a portfolio of evidence as they bring their diagnostics to the UK healthcare market.

Our independent expert support includes:

  • Engaging with decision-makers and users to identify the best use of diagnostics
  • Design, set up and analysis of clinical studies that examine the accuracy and utility of diagnostics
  • Health economics to explore the impact of diagnostics on the healthcare system

We focus on diagnostics that tackle unmet needs in:

  • Ageing and long-term chronic conditions
  • Infection
  • Stratified medicine

We support diagnostics at Technology Readiness Level 3-7. We can signpost developers to other members of our network if they are at a different stage.

We support applications to funding competitions as either a co-applicant, collaborator or sub-contractor.

About us

We are a partnership between Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle University and receive support from LifeArc.

Our people

Meet our team of methodologists, clinicians, academics, professional services staff, public contributors and key partners.

Who we work with

The support of additional partners are helping us to deliver our strategy and extend our reach regionally, nationally and internationally.