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Meet the methodologist: Amanda Winter

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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…

Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Diagnostics Research Forum 2021

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The Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Diagnostics (MEED) Research Forum brings together researchers actively involved in evaluating diagnostics. The event takes place annually and provides an opportunity to…

MedTech Integrates 2021

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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…

Tackling COVID: NHIP in Action

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The Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) aims to become the most integrated and innovative Academic Health Science Partnership in the world.  As part of this collective platform, we are…

Pint of Science Festival 2021

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Our methodologists Dr Kile Green and Tim Hicks invited people from around the world to take “A glimpse into the future” of medical testing as part of Pint of…

One year on: Supporting the response to COVID-19

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We have rallied, alongside our collaborators, to help the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below we highlight some of our key activities as we have helped to support the…

Celebrating International Clinical Trial’s Day in the North East and North Cumbria

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Thursday 20th May marks International Clinical Trial’s Day. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on…

Meet the methodologist: Tim Hicks

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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…

Exploring COVID-19 testing in English care homes

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Led by the NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, we have analysed the views of care home staff and identified opportunities for refining COVID-19 testing in care homes.

In the…

Why is it important to assess new COVID-19 tests?

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We wrote a recent opinion article with members of the CONDOR team to answer this question and share the progress we have made so far as part of this…

Examining the unmet clinical needs for COVID-19 testing

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Working with collaborators across the CONDOR partnership we have analysed the views of health and social care professionals and policy makers on COVID-19 tests.

There has been a concerted effort…

Informing the optimal sampling strategies for COVID-19 testing

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Samples for COVID-19 testing by RT-PCR should be taken as soon as symptoms start and from different sites of the body to have the best chance of correct diagnosis.

Accurate…