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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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Collecting the views of the public through the Multiverse Lab

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 were amongst the most common priorities of the public. Several visitors also felt the need for more research into Crohn’s Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. […]

Meet the methodologist: Amanda Winter

Amanda joined the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) in 2019. She trained as a Biomedical Scientist where she worked in a variety of clinical laboratories. Since January 2021, Amanda has helped to establish the Innovation Laboratory within the Integrated COVID Hub North East. This service is supporting academics and companies from […]

MedTech Integrates 2021

An expert panel discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the diagnostics sector at a one-day gathering of medical technology organisations, clinicians and regulators. On 22 June 2021 Dr Joy Allen reflected on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the work of the NIHR Newcastle MIC at MedTech Integrates 2021.  As an expert panelist […]

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Steve Connolly

Insight Panel Member

Professor Nick Reynolds

Personalised and Stratified Medicine Theme Lead

Dr Ashley Price

Infection Theme Lead

Amanda Winter

Diagnostic Evaluation Healthcare Scientist