Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative

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3 October 2018

New framework to accelerate development of biomarker tools

A framework that will help scientists research and develop new biomarkers as diagnostic tools has been published. This work was undertaken as part of an NIHR Applied Programme and the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative (DEC) Leeds.

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3 October 2018

PPIE group member Dr Claire Corps featured in the Guardian

NIHR Leeds MIC Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Group (PPIE) member Dr Claire Corps was recently featured in the Guardian as part of their Organ Donation series.

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3 October 2018

NIHR Feedback on Diagnostics Evidence Co-operatives

The NIHR have recently provided feedback on the final report of the Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Leeds (DEC Leeds). We would like to share some of the highlights from the report.

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3 October 2018

Analysis of cost-effectiveness of a new urine-based diagnostic test to diagnose bladder cancer in haematuria patients

NIHR Leeds MIC researchers have recently published a paper examining the cost effectiveness of a new urine-based diagnostic test, the DCRSHP, as a triage diagnostic tool in diagnosing Urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) in haematuria patients.

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26 June 2018

Tackling the challenges of test uncertainty

NIHR Leeds MIC researchers attended the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver (Canada) in June, to discuss their work in the field of measurement uncertainty in precision medicine.

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26 June 2018

Report identifies promising AKI tests

A report that could help NHS decision-makers select effective diagnostic tests for acute kidney injury (AKI) has been published by researchers including experts from NIHR Leeds MIC.

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26 June 2018

PinPoint Cancer joins forces with Leeds big data experts

NIHR Leeds MIC is pleased to welcome biotech company, PinPoint Cancer Ltd into the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics to work on a new project aimed at addressing the burden of the cancer Two Week Wait referral pathway.

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26 June 2018

SME roadshow promotes collaboration

The National Institute for Health Research joined forces with the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to host a roadshow aimed at improving collaboration opportunities for SMEs.

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26 June 2018

International Clinical Trials Day

NIHR Leeds MIC joined with teams throughout the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to take part in International Clinical Trials Day, held at the end of May.

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26 June 2018

In memoriam: Professor Doug Altman

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Professor Doug Altman, whose influential work in the field of medical statistics provided the foundation for organisations like NIHR Leeds MIC.

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26 June 2018

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Professor Paul Emery, who was awarded an OBE for services to rheumatology in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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16 April 2018

NIHR Leeds MIC launched!

NIHR Leeds MIC held its official launch event on 7 March 2018. Our audience included MIC theme leads, academics, industry partners and members of our Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement group who joined us to discuss the future of NIHR Leeds MIC and current opportunities within the sector.

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17 April 2018

Measurement uncertainty in Health Technology Assessments

A review of Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) by NIHR Leeds MIC researchers has shown variable and often limited evaluation of measurement uncertainty within HTAs of in vitro tests.

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17 April 2018

Funding for global health research

The MRC Cancer Research Global Health Workshop was held in London in January. Its aim was to disseminate information about upcoming funding opportunities for global health research across the MRC’s funding streams and also provide an opportunity for researchers of different disciplines to network and identify potential projects for collaboration.

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17 April 2018

AHSN Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) held its annual Innovation, Improvement & Impact Conference and Awards at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on January 31, 2018.

NIHR Leeds MIC attended the event, which offered a great opportunity to find out about innovation across the region.

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17 April 2018

Focus on Pharmacogenomics

NIHR Leeds MIC Health economics researcher Dr Gurdeep Sagoo attended the NHS England and Genomics England joint workshop on Pharmacogenomics in the NHS, held in London in February.

This event, hosted by the UK Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine Network, provided an update on progress made by the 100,000 Genomes Project and set out the landscape for the new Genomic Medicine service.

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20 February 2018

Save the date!

We have successfully been awarded funding to host one of the NIHR Medtech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) here in Leeds, effective from January 2018. This follows on from our success with hosting the NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative Leeds (DEC). The launch event for the NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, will take place on Wednesday 7th March at Leeds City Museum.