MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives

Medtech and in vitro diagnostic co-operatives

Following an open competition, leading NHS organisations have been awarded funding to host NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs). Over £14 million has been awarded across 11 NIHR MICs:

  • NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR London IVD Co-operative)
  • NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Leeds IVD Co-operative)
  • NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle IVD Co-operative) 
  • NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative
  • NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative
  • NIHR Cardiovascular MedTech Co-operative
  • NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative (NIHR D4D MedTech Co-operative) 
  • NIHR Mental Health MedTech Co-operative (NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative)
  • NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative (NIHR Trauma MedTech Co-operative)
  • NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech Co-operative)
  • NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Co-operative)

The NIHR MICs will build expertise and capacity in the NHS to develop new medical technologies and provide evidence on commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. Funding will be provided over five years for leading NHS organisations to act as centres of expertise; bringing together patients, clinicians, researchers, commissioners and industry.

The NIHR MICs with launch 1 January 2018 replacing the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives and NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives, incorporating and retaining the remits of both.

If you are interested in working with the NIHR MICs or would like more information please contact the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure: nocri@nihr.ac.uk