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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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Soapbox Science 2022

Meet the insight panel: Rosemary Nicholls

Rosemary Nicholls lives in Saltburn, Cleveland. During her working life Rosemary held various paid and voluntary roles in education. Rosemary was also a volunteer and trainer with a national bereavement charity for 10 years. Over the last few years, she has been sharing her views as a member of the public to improve the activities […]

North East Innovation Lab receives new investment

The North East Innovation Lab, originally established as part of the region’s Integrated Covid Hub, has received £1.4 million to continue assessing the next generation of diagnostic tests. Part of Newcastle Hospitals, the North East Innovation Lab is based in the Newcastle Helix life sciences quarter, and supports the development of the cutting-edge technology needed […]

Multiverse Lab of Voices

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 people from the North East and North Cumbria have interacted with this innovative project since it was launched in 2020. About Multiverse Lab The lab was created to […]

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Developing a rapid test for diagnosing severe stroke

We have helped the UK based company POCKiT Diagnostics secure over £95,000 from SBRI Healthcare to develop their blood test for stroke. Large vessel occlusion (LVO) strokes occur when a major artery in the brain is blocked. Every year, throughout the world, more than 4 million people suffer a sudden stroke due to LVO. These […]

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