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.
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Adopting MedTech for Patient Benefit 2017
International Centre for Life, Newcastle  - 3rd March 2017
This full day event for the medtech sector – will provide advice and guidance on the evaluation evidence required to access the NHS market. You will be able to learn about the support available to help you efficiently generate 
evidence on your technology. 
The event will be of importance to companies working on the development of medical technologies, including in vitro diagnostics. 

The key note presentation will be given by Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Health

To register click here
View the event programme here
The event is being run in conjunction with other Newcastle Academic Health Partners events - for details see here

Innovate UK:  Funding competition: open programme round 2 (2016)
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovative research and development projects that will turn innovation excellence into economic impact for the UK.

The aim of this competition is to help businesses develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. Proposals should demonstrate disruptive and/or cutting-edge innovations. Businesses should demonstrate evidence-based ambition and potential for return on investment, growth and scale-up, preferably with access to global markets. Healthcare and diagnostics are eligible sectors - see here for details of the call.

To be in scope, total costs for the project must be between £25,000 to £1 million. Projects should last between 6 months to 36 months.

The competition is open to businesses of any size. You can work individually or collaboratively. Closing date midday 8 February 2017.

£££ See other recent funding opportunities £££ here 

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