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University of Oxford researchers have been awarded £1.24 million to lead a medical diagnostics co-operative that will drive forward the development, evaluation and uptake of new medical diagnostic technologies to improve outcomes for patients in the community.

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Funded for five years by the National Institute for Health Research, the NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operative (MIC) will partner with commercial medical technology developers to ensure new concepts are rigorously evaluated, applicable in the NHS and have far-reaching clinical benefit.

It is one of 11 newly funded NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic cooperatives announced last week by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to coincide with the publication of the Life Science Industrial Strategy.

 

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