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


Precision medicine: impacting through innovative technology

UK businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of £6 million to develop precision medicine technologies. Competition closes: Wednesday 25 October 2017 12:00pm

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). 

Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are to invest up to £12 million in new and novel healthcare solutions

There are 2 competitions for UK micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the latest round of the Biomedical Catalyst. These are for feasibility and early stage projects. Closes 11 October.

i4i Connect: funding for SMEs to accelerate medical technology development

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is launching a new funding stream - i4i Connect - aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) offering up to £150,000 over a 6-12 month period to help them reach their next stage in the development pathway. EoI deadline 13 Sept.

Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017 round 1

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of new digital technology healthcare solutions.

Diagnostic Evidence Workshop 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017, 9am - 4pm
NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Oxford two day course on diagnostic test development, evaluation and regulation. This course is aimed at all professionals working on diagnostic tests including those working in industry, academia, funding and regulation. To register go to the DEC Oxford website

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)
Following the announcement in the Spring Budget,  Innovate UK will be inviting industry-led proposals within the first round of the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The “Challenge Areas” are likely to include:
Antimicrobial resistance
        Utilising new technologies and treatments to reduce AMR by 50%             by 2025/30
Innovation in health & disease detection using diagnostic,                     preventative & sensor technologies
        Developing diagnostics and sensors that enable anticipation and             prevention of disease in the healthy, elderly and chronically ill. To             precisely diagnose and treat disease in the ill, to improve                             compliance with medication, and to enable independent living.

The NIHR DEC Newcastle and it partners would be very pleased to discuss working with firms or consortia planning to lead ISCF bids. 

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