About Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

SMS-IC brings together industry innovators, clinicians and world-class researchers to collaborate on stratified medicine opportunities.

Our Focus

SMS-IC’s focus is on linking Scotland’s domain expertise, data assets and delivery capability to accelerate the adoption of Precision Medicine: new products and services for a global market.

Stratified Medicine: changing the way we think about health problems.

  • Better diagnostics and earlier intervention
  • Optimal treatment selection
  • More effective medicine development

SMS-IC was formed by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) in 2013, with an initial investment of £8 M. The Centre received further funding of £4M in 2016 to develop the Scottish Precision Medicine Ecosystem (PME).

The Innovation Centre was established by a consortium of partners from 4 Scottish NHS Health Boards, 4 Scottish Universities and 2 industrial partners in informatics: Aridhia Ltd and in genetics with ThermoFisher Scientific Ltd.

SMS-IC is based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow. The new 14 floor Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow (adult) building is one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK and home to major specialist services such as renal medicine, transplantation and vascular surgery, with state-of-the-art Critical Care, Theatre and Diagnostic Services. Industry and academia are embedded at the core of QEUH: with significant investments from Glasgow University, Glasgow City Council and the NHS.