Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle

The Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Newcastle is a partnership between Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.

The NIHR DEC Newcastle facilitates the generation of high quality evidence on clinical validity, utility and cost-effectiveness of in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) for use in the NHS.
For more information see About us

News & Developments

Hold the date!

Diagnostics North East Conference 2018 

Supporting early stage development to clinical adoption

14th – 15th March 2018, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. This two day conference will showcase the diagnostic resources and expertise available to support researchers, clinicians, and industry in developing and deploying new and innovative diagnostic technologies. For priority access to registration when it opens please register your interest.

Meet the DEC Newcastle at NIHR Roadshow for 
Medical Technology SMEs
Thursday 16 November 2017 - 10.00am to 3.00pm - at ThinkSpace, Imperial College White City Campus, London.  An opportunity to meet Dr Stephen Lynn, Industry Liaison Lead for the DEC.  The event will be an opportunity for SMEs to see the support and funding available from the NIHR, as well as have a 1:1 with NIHR experts.

NIHR DEC Newcastle play key role in development of NICE Guideline

Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management

Evidence reviews for case-finding, diagnosis and statin monotherapy

Innovation in health and life sciences round 3

UK businesses can apply for up to £15 million for projects that support small and medium sized enterprises to develop innovations in health and life sciences. Includes advances in diagnostic techniques. Competition opens 2 Oct, closes 6 Dec.

Invention for Innovation (i4i) Product Development Awards - Call 15

Closing date for Stage 1 application 13 December 2017, outcome February 2018. 

Newly funded NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives announced

To coincide with the publication of the Life Science Industrial Strategy, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, announces £14.25 million funding to support 11 NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs). 

Are you set for the Medical Devices Regulations?

Read here for more information and see the following BSI report

£££ See here for recent funding opportunities £££ 

The DEC is funded by the NIHR