Skip to content

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.

Watch now

News and events

Image of graphical representations of data

Enhancing the analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies

Our PhD student with the Population Health Sciences Institute and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University has compared statistical methods that may help with the evaluation of new diagnostic tests. It is important to measure the accuracy of diagnostic tests outside of the highly controlled research environment. This is crucial as tests […]

Photo of Tim

Meet the MIC methodologist: Tim Hicks

Tim joined the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) in April 2020. He divides his time between working with ourselves and Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Newcastle Hospitals. His role at the MIC has focused on care pathway analysis within the national partnership called CONDOR. This work is helping to […]

Companion diagnostics for advanced therapies webinar

We were delighted to co-host a webinar with the Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre network on the development of companion diagnostics for advanced therapies. Amanda Winter, a Diagnostic Evaluation Healthcare Scientist who is affiliated with the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) and currently working at the Integrated COVID Hub North East Innovation […]

Our people

Dr Joy Allen

Senior Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist

Dr Lisa Shaw

Clinical Advisor and Collaborator

Professor Luke Vale

Professor of Health Economics, Newcastle University