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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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Three years of the insight panel

As they reach their three-year anniversary, the NIHR Newcastle MIC insight panel for patients, public and carers reflect on how they have made a difference to our work. We held our first meeting with our insight panel for patients, public and carers on 29 April 2020. We hold meetings with the panel every three-four months […]

Meet the MIC: Cameron Williams

Cameron joined the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) as a methodologist in June 2021. Cameron’s role at the MIC focuses on statistics and examining the accuracy of new diagnostics. Can you tell us a bit about your background and why you joined the MIC? During my honours degree, when I was […]

Evaluating technologies that hope to guide antibiotic use

We 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 condition is due to the immune system going into overdrive to combat a severe infection caused by a bacteria. The key […]


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