Research laboratory

Strategic Partners


How London IVD can support other partners

London IVD works closely with other partners who help commercial companies to scale access to and adoption of new, innovative devices and technology in UK healthcare. As well as supporting the companies that our partners work with by providing our range of research and evidence gathering services, we also support national priorities and programmes driven by partners such as The AHSN Network, ABHI, NICE, HealthTech Connect, cancer alliances, and of course NHSE. We’re committed to helping deliver a sustainable, efficient and inclusive health system by providing our expertise in research methodologies and clinical studies to help scale the adoption of new, enabling technologies.


How London IVD supports the wider health system and patients

In recent years, London IVD has worked with many innovators at different stages of their product development and commercialisation. Many of these were already working with AHSN’s and accelerator programmes but required specialist research or clinical evidence gathering support, which we’re able to provide through our links with NIHR, Imperial College London and world-renowned academics and clinicians. Some of the innovations we’ve helped support include

  • MedCity
  • The British In Vitro Diagnostic Association (BIVDA)
  • NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)
  • NIHR MIC network
  • Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP)
  • UCL
  • University of Warwickshire
  • QMUL
  • The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
  • Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Royal Marsden NHS Trust
  • National Association of Primary Care (NAPC)
  • NHS England
  • AHSN Oxford
  • …And many SMEs.

Together with our partners, we’re able to help identify whether there is an unmet need for a new device, diagnostic test, health technology or software. We help assess the commercial viability and economic potential to help our partners provide the best possible support to their clients. We can help with the following research:

  • Clinical studies
  • Health economics
  • Patient and public engagement
  • Human factors
  • Laboratory validation
  • Data science
  • Adoption.

If you have a client you would like to signpost to London IVD, or if you are interested in partnering with us on a new project, please get in touch by emailing LondonIVDCoop@imperial.ac.uk or by completing our contact form.


Partners we work with

The AHSN Network, ABHI, NICE, HealthTech Connect, NHS, The Francis Crick Institute, ICL, Institute of Cancer Research, Queen Mary University of London, Bucks New University, eg Technology, Imperial College Business School, Vita Healthcare Solutions, The Hamlyn Centre, GSK.


FAQs

Who does London IVD partner with?

London IVD is happy to work with any organisation that is supporting the development and commercialisation of new innovations that improve health and care. Our partners include AHSNs, accelerator programmes, academic institutions, incubators, research organisations, NHS organisations, and some of the largest technology and pharmaceutical companies in the world.

How does London IVD manage intellectual property?

Our approach to handling IP varies according to the goals of the project, as well as the exact role played by London IVD.

For companies that have already achieved proof of concept both parties (Imperial College and the company) grant each other licence to use IP generated from the project for research purposes. This means that Imperial College will retain the foreground IP on any research methodology developed, while IP regarding the development of a device will remain with the company.

For companies at early stages of product development, where companies have not developed an initial prototype, or do not have clear plans regarding how to achieve this, IP arrangements will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Foreground IP will typically lie with the innovating company to allow better commercialisation. Royalties and/or equity will be discussed with Imperial Innovations, which is the IP vehicle of Imperial College.

Can London IVD support grant applications?

Yes. If you would like to work with us on a grant funding application, please contact us at least six weeks before the competition deadline. We are happy to provide advice and feedback on applications if shared in plenty of time.

To discuss a grant application, please complete the application form. If required, we will then ask you to complete a confidentiality agreement. Two weeks later, we will instigate a meeting to discuss your application before asking you to share a draft at least three weeks before the competition deadline. We will then provide a formal proposal ahead of the deadline for integrating into the application.