Scotland will have advanced resources for clinical research in stratified medicine when the New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus opens in the summer of 2015.
The Scottish government is investing £3 million in a new imaging centre that will form part of the University of Glasgow’s £15.3 million clinical-research facility on the hospital site in Govan.
The New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus is a publicly funded £842 million project that involves integrated children’s and adult hospitals, as well as state-of-the-art laboratory services, on one site.
It is the largest single National Health Service hospital-build project undertaken in Scotland.
The imaging centre will house advanced equipment for studying large groups of patients and determining which treatments are likely to be most effective according to how diseases present in individual cases.
Professor Anna Dominiczak vice-principal and head of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, said developing stratified medicine would be “critical to the long-term ability of healthcare systems around the world to meet the growing challenges of an aging population and advanced treatment options”.
The New South Glasgow Hospitals Campus presented an “unrivalled opportunity” to promote collaborative stratified medicine across Scotland, the UK and beyond, Dominiczak added