NHS Blood and Transplant/Newcastle University/University of Oxford/Medical Research Council.
QUOD is a national consortium to promote research and facilitate service development in organ donation and transplantation by providing access for researchers to appropriately consent and authorise organ donors.
NovoPath is involved with a group from Newcastle University and NHS Blood and Transplant in the Whole Organ Expansion arm of QUOD, in the testing of pancreata samples for the creation of a state-of-the-art online pathology atlas.
To aid the development of the atlas, NovoPath has helped develop a panel of biomarkers for immunohistochemistry staining, allowing pathological analysis of explanted pancreata from a range of disease types.
The aim of the QUOD Whole Organ Expansion arm is to increase the understanding of the causes of whole organ stress, leading to new treatments to maximise transplant success, and also to help prevent or reverse chronic disease, avoiding the need for transplantation.
Useful Link:- https://quod.org.uk/about-quod