State-of-the-art imaging centre in Glasgow receives £16 million funding

The centre will ultimately support around 260 staff, including academic clinical researchers, industry partners and support staff.



A research centre for precision medicine at the new South Glasgow University Hospital has been awarded £16 million in funding for the development of a unique Imaging Centre of Excellence, which will include a world-leading £7 million ultra high-field MRI scanner.

The centre will allow clinical academic experts and industry specialists to develop imaging methods for use in in stroke, cardiovascular disease and brain imaging.

The new South Glasgow University Hospital will also be home to the £20 million Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre, which will be physically linked to both the Imaging Centre of Excellence and new clinical research facilities for clinical trials.

Scotland is one of the world’s leading locations for medical research, thanks to a focus on collaboration between academia, industry and the National Health Service. 

In addition to South Glasgow University Hospital, Scotland is also home to world-class collaboration centes like Edinburgh BioQuarter, Biocity, Dundee Drug Discovery Unit and Inverness Campus.

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