The North East Innovation Lab is celebrating its second anniversary having expanded its work in accelerating the development of diagnostics across a wide range of applications. Pathology in Practice hears from the laboratory about recent changes and the important role it has played in a number of high-profile projects.
The North East Innovation Lab is celebrating a two-year milestone birthday and has expanded its work in accelerating the development of diagnostics for a range of virus and health threats. Based at The Biosphere in Newcastle Helix, the facility is part of Newcastle Hospitals and plays a key role in bringing new approaches and diagnostics to mainstream use.
The team supports developers with testing and improving their technologies, which includes conducting independent performance evaluations and validations for new and emerging diagnostics; methodology and protocol development and bespoke sample collection.
The laboratory’s well-stocked biobank holds over 22,000 carefully categorised clinical samples, including blood, serum and saliva, offering clients access to the materials needed to test products and devices.
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