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UK's Precision Medicine Catapult Plans Six Centers of Excellence

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The UK's Precision Medicine Catapult today announced the initial locations for its six regional centers of excellence: Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and Oxford.

The six centers will make up a nationwide network coordinated from Cambridge, with each center acting as a regional hub for precision medicine programs. Each center will establish a physical presence and recruit locally to build teams of experts to collaborate with government, academia, and local healthcare systems and companies.

The Cambridge headquarters will offer expertise in core areas such as data analytics, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, healthcare economics, and business services.

"Project development work has been ongoing across the UK and we will be launching offices and related programs over the coming months," Precision Medicine Catapult CEO John McKinley said in a statement.

The network, launched in July, is partially supported by Innovate UK, a government-funded agency.