NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative : Supporting Better Diagnostics for Patient Benefit


The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative is a member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (MIC) network. 

We are experts in generating high quality evidence that demonstrates the potential value of a new in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test. (This is a diagnostic test carried out on patient samples). Our work is focused on the analysis of the care pathway (a patient’s journey through the healthcare system), economic modelling and clinical evaluations. This all helps to assess if a test is fit for use and if there is a currently unmet need for it within the NHS. 


The focus of our work is mainly within three clinical areas: 

  • Ageing and long-term chronic conditions 
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Personalised and stratified medicine

Please click here to view our recent impact stories brochure.

To keep updated with the work of the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, please follow this link.