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Translation of infectious diseases diagnostics

4 Oct 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Learn how to improve the likelihood of your infectious disease diagnostic being clinically adopted, and how the London IVD can support

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Chaired by Professor Graham Cooke from Imperial College London, the second event in the series will focus on the translation of infectious diseases diagnostics.

Who should attend; all those with an interest in the translation of infectious disease diagnostics. We would welcome those from academia, healthcare, and industry.

This will be an online event hosted on Zoom, link to be shared after registration.

Please note that the event will be recorded and we are aiming to disseminate the recorded session on the London IVD website.

The agenda currently scheduled is as below, which focuses on discussions on academic’s & innovator’s experiences of commercialising infectious diseases diagnostics, and working with the London IVD to generate the evidence needed for innovations to be adopted into the NHS/UK market.

13.00-13.10 Introduction: Graham Cooke (Chair)

13.10-13.30 MedTech Commercialisation Overview – About value proposition (title TBC): Omar Butt (Global Strategic Development lead Health Innovation, the London IVD, Imperial College London)

13.30-13.50 Can diagnostics improve patient outcomes? A case study of rapid diagnostics for Tuberculosis: Ankur Gupta-Wright (NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Disease at UCL & Consultant in Infectious Diseases)

13.50-14.10 Development of a rapid, low cost Human Cytomegalovirus diagnostic project including Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement (title TBC) : Shanshan Zhou (Market Access and Access Analyst & Patient and Public Involvement Lead, the London IVD, Imperial College London)

14.10-14.30 CONDOR (COVID-19 National Diagnostic Research and Evaluation Platform) Care home workshops (title TBC): Adam Gordon (Professor of the Care Older People, University of Nottingham) *TBC

14.30-14.45 Break 15 mins

14.45-15.05 Nudge product development on Diabatic foot infection (Title TBC): Rashmita Sahoo (Head of Assay and Product Development at DNANUDGE LIMITED

15.05-15.30 2 talks from NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre Shiranee Sriskandan (Professor of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London) & Anjna Badhan (Deputy Head of Molecular Diagnostic Unit, Imperial College London)

15.30-15.50 Semi structured discussion (Q&A session)- ask audience questions: Graham Cooke (Chair) + The London IVD members**

15.50-16.00 Closing remarks: Graham Cooke (Chair)

**Semi structure discussion (Q&A session) : Please prepare your burning question(s) and raise your hand on the day at the event! Please note that we might not be able to pick up all the questions but we will endeavour to answer as many as possible.


NIHR London In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (London IVD) are the partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT), funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The London IVD generate the right evidence to enable adoption of innovative MedTech into the UK market/NHS.

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