Supporting better diagnostics for patient benefit.

We are currently supporting the UK response to COVID-19.

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

We offer expertise in generating high quality evidence that demonstrates the potential value of a new medical test with a particular focus on in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests.

Our aim is to ensure that better diagnostics are delivered more quickly to benefit patients and their health.

What do we mean by.....

Diagnostic test: A test to determine whether an individual has a disease or not

In vitro diagnostic test: A diagnostic test performed on a clinical sample from the patient (e.g. blood, urine, body tissue)

The Newcastle MIC is funded by the NIHR and is delivered as a partnership between Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.