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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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Evaluating technologies that hope to guide antibiotic use

The NIHR Newcastle MIC are part of a national partnership awarded over £200,000 to design a platform for assessing tests that aim to steer antibiotic treatment. Every hour five people in the UK die of sepsis. This life-threatening condition occurs when the immune system goes into overdrive to combat a severe infection caused by bacteria. […]

Survey participants wanted to prioritise unmet diagnostics needs in care homes

Opportunity to help prioritise the use of diagnostics in care homes. In June 2021, we successfully applied for over £50,000 from the National Institute for Health and Care Research Applied Research Collaboration for the North East and North Cumbria to examine the benefits and challenges of using diagnostic testing in care homes. The research is […]

What test, where and why?

Over 110 delegates from over 50 organisations delved into the world of diagnostic development and evaluation in interactive sessions delivered by the NIHR Newcastle MIC and North East Innovation Lab. As part of the 2023 Diagnostics North East Conference, attendees became a patient, GP, Urologist, Commissioner, Developer or Laboratory Scientist.  In their groups, attendees identified […]


2023 BioCap Conference

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Jay Hall

PhD Student

Rosemary Nicholls

Insight Panel Member

Anna Halstead

Project Manager

Dr Michael Wright

Deputy Medical Director, Newcastle Hospitals