Under the Microscope: Episode 5 – MedConnect North

Following the success of the MedConnect North “Rediscovering the MedTech journey” 2023 conference in October, Craig Mower introduces himself, and the team. Hi Craig, can you introduce yourself and tell me about your role? Hi. I’m one of the Project Managers for MedConnect North.  It’s my role to assist companies and clinicians with the development…

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Patient and Public Engagement – Our value in diagnostic development and innovation

Public and patient involvement and engagement forms an vital component of our ability to deliver high quality research and innovation.  At our recent Diagnostics North East conference on 19th April, RoseMary Nichols joined the break out session “Public and Patient involvement in diagnostic development and innovation – what difference can it make?”.  Read her event…

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Diagnostics North East Annual Conference 2024 – Post event report

“How can diagnostic innovation be the saviour of the NHS?”   On Friday 19th April 2024, we were delighted to host our sold-out annual Diagnostics North East (DxNE) conference “How can diagnostic innovation be the saviour of the NHS?”. Held at Newcastle upon Tyne’s state of the art venue, The Catalyst, the event brought together…

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Under the Microscope: Episode 4 – NovoPath

In the fourth edition of “Under the Microscope” Claire Jones introduces us to “NovoPath” and explains the range of services on offer to support diagnostic development. Hi Claire. Can you introduce yourself and tell me your background, and current role? I’m the lab manager at Novopath and my background is as an advanced biomedical scientist.…

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BioFocus 2023 “Develop it here”

On 28th June, Diagnostics North East attended Bionow’s “BioFocus 2023” event, held at The Catalyst in Newcastle. With a varied agenda, of key note speakers and panel sessions, the day provided an excellent forum to hear about the latest technologies, funding, and innovations in the sector, but also the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced. With key note speakers, Sinclair Dunlop (Managing…

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What Test, Where and Why?

Diagnostic test developers need to consider many elements when designing a test and taking it to market.

Read more about a recent interactive workshop, led by the North East Innovation Lab (NEIL) and the NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Cooperative (MIC), which challenged participants to undertake the role of different stakeholders in the process, to learn the importance of strong evidence generation for diagnostic development…

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The Future of Diagnostics: Home and Away

A series of interactive breakout sessions held at the Diagnostics North East 2023 conference stimulated debate and open conversations, including the afternoon workshop session on “The Future of Diagnostics: Home and Away” – led by Dr Vicky McFarlane-Reid, and Prof Dawn Craig.

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