Themes and Expertise

Our clinical themes

The NIHR Leeds MIC specialises in the development of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests for Oncology, Infection Diagnostics, Musculoskeletal Disease and Renal Medicine.

Methodological expertise

Our unique approach to IVD assessment 

The NIHR Leeds MIC is a centre of excellence and expertise that brings together patients, clinicians, researchers and industry. Each of our clinical themes has access to cross cutting methodological expertise made up of four inter-connected pathways designed to measure the effectiveness of in vitro diagnostics (IVD’s). These are essential assessment tools in the development of IVDs and we have structured processes and related expertise to support this.

This enables us to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of IVD’s bringing earlier benefits to patients and cost savings for the NHS.