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COVID-19 Diagnostics

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Between March 2020 and February 2023, the NIHR Innovation Observatory’s Medical Devices team (NIHRIO MDx) applied advanced horizon scanning methodologies and tools to compile a diagnostic landscape of all SARS-CoV-2 tests (commercialised/ in development) for the diagnosis of COVID-19. Our comprehensive global dataset (including molecular and immunological based diagnostics) provides detailed information on the test technique, development stage, country of development sample type and regulatory status. The intelligence collated from publicly available sources is continually analysed in order to identify meaningful trends in technological innovations and regulation across geographical regions.

Our intelligence provided monthly to national stakeholders (NHSE/I, MHRA, DHSC) and national oversight groups, assisted stakeholders with assessing priorities and identifying tests with the potential to alleviate testing pressures.

For our latest publication click here: COVID-19 Impact on Diagnostic Innovations: Emerging Trends and Implications

For more information, please contact info@io.nihr.ac.uk