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University of Glasgow Reaps $5M for Clinical Stratified Medicine Programs

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Glasgow said yesterday it will use £3 million ($5 million) from the Scottish government to support a new imaging center and stratified medicine clinical research program.

The funding was announced yesterday by Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil. The center will be located in a £15.3 million Clinical Research Facility for stratified medicine at South Glasgow Hospital that is currently under construction and is expected to be open by the summer of 2015.

South Glasgow Hospital's personalized medicine initiative will include the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) and the Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS).

The SMS-IC will collaborate with industrial partners Life Technologies, which already has a base near Glasgow, and Aridhia, a health informatics company, both of which will have their own work space within the center, according to the university.

The University of Glasgow said previously that Life Technologies will provide genome sequencing services at its facility nearby using the Ion Proton and Ion PGM systems.