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Evaluating a rapid test for diagnosing a childhood respiratory virus

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Speeding up the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus could reduce the spread of infection and produce cost savings for NHS hospitals.

It can take over 24 hours to receive a…

Pint of Science Festival 2021

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Our methodologists 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 Science…

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…

Pint of Science Festival 2021

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Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which began in 2013 and brings researchers to your local pub/cafe/space to share their scientific discoveries.

This year they will broadcast nearly…

The Secret Life of a Hospital

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International Clinical Trials Day is held in May. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on…

One person’s journey into the Multiverse Lab

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In a public blog Gary Gibson, a member of our insight panel for patients, public and carers, discusses his involvement in the exciting Multiverse Lab initiative.

The NIHR Newcastle In…

Exploring the practicalities of monitoring kidney function at home

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Self-testing kidney function in the home gives accurate results, empowers patients and may save them and healthcare services time and money.

Kidney function must be frequently monitored in patients who…

Shaping the design of a home test for monitoring chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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We helped the UK based company Mologic win a £2M award and work with patients to further develop their test for early identification of a flare-up.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

Achieving the NHS long term plan by improving the diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

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Since it has been implemented the new testing strategy for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia has saved patient lives and the NHS money.

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common inherited condition affecting around…

Research coffee morning: COVID-19 testing

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The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative engaged with people across the country during a Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences online public event.

An audience of over 60 met…

Join our Insight Panel for Patients, Public & Carers

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We are seeking more public representatives to work collaboratively with us and provide insights and opinions on our activities.

Our Insight Panel for Patients, Public and Carers was established in…

Multiverse Lab: an interactive online experience

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NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative is delighted to be part of an exciting collaboration of nine organisations that has commissioned a new online experience that will help shape…