The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operative (MIC) seeks to develop a vibrant centre of excellence for evaluation of diagnostic tests within a national framework of Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) and other NIHR infrastructure.
Our overarching aim is to support better diagnostic tests for patients and the NHS within our three clinical themes:
- Ageing and long-term chronic conditions
- Personalised and stratified medicine
As part of the unique Diagnostics North East initiative, we can support diagnostic developers with every stage of their research. The NIHR Newcastle MIC is central to the partnership between the Newcastle Hospitals and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. This collaboration has continued to develop and strengthen since the origins of the NIHR Newcastle MIC, formerly known as the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle, in 2012. The strategic partnerships we have built with the Academic Health Science Network North East North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and LifeArc have further enriched the deliverables of the NIHR Newcastle MIC.
We are funded by the NIHR, a UK government agency and the largest national clinical research funder in Europe.
We offer expertise in generating high quality evidence that demonstrates the potential value of a new in vitro diagnostic test.
Our MIC benefits from the skills, resources and infrastructure of this “Outstanding” hospital trust which has provided care for over 250 years.
We are part of a world-leading collaboration of researchers, doctors and teaching professionals at this research-intensive Russell Group institution.
We receive additional funding from the AHSN NENC to help support innovation in all its forms within the NHS and social care.
We have a partnership with LifeArc, helping them in their pursuit to develop research ideas into clinical applications that offer patient benefit.