Precision medicine has the potential to radically change the way health services are delivered, combining medical expertise with the latest technology to provide bespoke treatments for individual patients.
Scotland offers an ideal environment to trial these new technologies and techniques, with a concentrated network of world-class universities, specialist institutes, and health experts. This is all supported by the national strengths in data and advanced tech such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, which are accelerating development timelines of treatments.
Then there is the funding support available. Partnerships with universities allow companies to apply for UK funding streams. And Scottish universities have a track record of securing UK funding. In the last five years, through the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Medical Research Council, 13% (£450m) of all UK funding has gone to universities in Scotland.
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