NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives (MICs) build expertise and capacity in the NHS to develop new medical technologies and provide evidence on commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests.
Each MIC is hosted by a different NHS trust across the UK.
There are 11 MICs in total, each with a different focus. More than £14 million over 5 years has been awarded across the 11 MICs.
The MICs launched on 01 January 2018, and replace the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives (HTCs) and NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives (DECs), incorporating and retaining the remits of both.