The Applied Diagnostic Research and Evaluation Unit (ADREU) based at St George’s, University of London (SGUL) is a proven multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary group including experts in clinical medicine, diagnostic evaluations, epidemiology, public health, social science, basic and translational science.
ADREU was established in 2010 through UKCRC funding and builds on the infrastructure developed within the eSTI2 (electronic self-testing instruments for sexually transmitted infections) Consortium led by SGUL.
ADREU provides a comprehensive service to facilitate the development and evaluation of rapid diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), other infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for both academic institutions and industry.
ADREU offers bespoke diagnostic accuracy evaluations, from proof-of-concept projects to late-stage evaluations, providing data for regulatory approval for our collaborating partners in academia and industry.
With close links to Public Health England, ADREU combines real word situations with leading academic insight to evaluate novel commercial technologies, providing feedback on the clinical and social impact that STIs and rapid STI diagnostics can have on all aspects of the healthcare system, from patients to healthcare professionals.