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The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative aims to ensure that better diagnostics are available as quickly as possible for patients. Our highly skilled methodologists efficiently evaluate new diagnostics. We work collaboratively with developers to generate a portfolio of evidence as they bring their diagnostics to the UK healthcare market. We are a member of the NIHR MedTech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operative (MIC) network and a partnership between Newcastle University and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Additional partners include LifeArc and our Insight Panel for Patients, Public and Carers.

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Our courses will guide you through the evidence that needs to be generated as new diagnostics are brought to market

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News and events

Evidence Generation for Diagnostics Developers 2023

We introduced key concepts associated with evaluating new diagnostics to over 30 individuals from a variety of organisations at our training course. On 8 and 9 November 2023 we delivered a two-day online course which introduced key concepts associated with evaluating diagnostics. We provided an overview of the portfolio of evidence that needs to be […]

NIHR i4i Connect Call 8 – Collaboration Opportunity

Collaborate with the NIHR Newcastle MIC and North East Innovation Lab on NIHR Invention for Innovation Connect funding. The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is a scheme aimed at funding innovators who are developing medical devices, in vitro diagnostic devices and digital health technologies. One of the […]

Newcastle awarded multimillion investment to establish HealthTech Research Centre

The NIHR has awarded Newcastle close to £3M of government funding to develop and evaluate new innovative technology solutions for better diagnosis for people across the country. The funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) will commence on 1 April 2024 and support a five-year programme across Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals […]


Celebration of BRC Research Excellence Event


North East Life Sciences Conference 2024


Diagnostics North East Conference 2024

Our people

Dr Jana Suklan

Senior Clinical Test Evaluation Methodologist

Dr Andrew Sims

Deputy Director

Professor Chris Price

Clinical Advisor and Collaborator

Rosemary Nicholls

Insight Panel Member