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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Exemplar Project Case Study

Monday 18 June 2018
Professor Iain McInnes, Professor in Experimental Medicine at the University of Glasgow

Rheumatoid Arthritis currently affects around 35,000 people in Scotland. It causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness, affecting a patient’s mobility and interfering with their quality of life and ability to work. Patients may need long-term treatment to control their symptoms and reduce joint damage.

Despite the fact that treatment options have improved in the last 20 years, the UK National Audit Office estimates that rheumatoid arthritis costs the NHS around £560 million every year. A significant part of this cost is down to failed treatments.

Professor Iain McInnes of the University of Glasgow explains how a precision medicine project being carried out by Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre could help both patients and the NHS.

MSP Johann Lamont visit to Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Monday 18 June 2018
SMS-IC Admin

Today (Monday 18 June) MSP Johann Lamont visited the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) in Glasgow, to see first-hand how it is bringing together industry innovators, clinicians and world-class researchers together to work on precision medicine. 

Precision medicine ensures drugs are specifically targeted to a person’s genetic makeup rather than a “one size fits all” approach.  This helps get the right treatment to the right person at the right time, improving outcomes for patients and slashing the costs of ineffective treatments, saving lives and scarce NHS resources.

International NASH Day blog

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Prof Jonathan Fallowfield

Today (12th June 2018) is the first International NASH Day – a day to help raise awareness of this silent epidemic which currently has no approved treatment. We’re working on a project which we hope will change this –please read on for more information


£1.7M of Innovate UK funding will help tackle silent killer that could affect one in four Scots

Friday 09 February 2018

Funding will help develop new treatments for the commonest cause of chronic liver disease

SMS-IC attending BIO-EUROPE SPRING Partnering Conference

Friday 02 February 2018
Diane Harbison

Stratified Medicine Scotland understands that in order to find new and exciting opportunities, there's nothing like face-to-face meetings.

Glasgow Scientists Set to Lead New Era in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Friday 24 March 2017

Scotland’s investments create a launch-pad for ambitious large-scale programmes in Precision Medicine.

Investing in research

Wednesday 26 October 2016

A new collaboration in genomic medicine sees Scotland join AstraZeneca’s global genomics initiative – further demonstrating Scotland’s ability to attract major industry projects.

Making Waves in Singapore

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Read the article in Business Quarter.

New Genomic Industrial Catalyst Fund now live!

Monday 17 October 2016

This new fund is aimed at life science companies and or consortia with academic partners looking to become part of Scotland's national collaborative programme in Precision Medicine.