30 January 2018
On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited University of Glasgow’s Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE).
Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the centre is home to the the UK’s first ultra-high resolution 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner in a clinical setting.
She was given a tour by Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, head of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and found out more about the health and economic potential offered by the precision medicine approach being pioneered at ICE.
FM @NicolaSturgeon visited @UofGlasgow Imaging Centre of Excellence today, which is leading the way in the development of precision medicine. She described the facility as a "beacon of science and innovation”. https://t.co/Vyc9TvmjiQ pic.twitter.com/3KEw5bn93L
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) January 29, 2018
Speaking after the visit, the First Minister said:
The Imaging Centre of Excellence is pioneering the use of precision medicine – helping develop new treatments for patients facing serious conditions such as strokes, brain tumours, multiple sclerosis and dementia.
“I was pleased to visit the facility, meet some of the staff and industry partners involved and find out more about their future plans. It is telling that the centre is attracting academics and businesses to relocate from elsewhere in Europe to be based here, as part of this world-leading beacon of science and innovation.”
— University of Glasgow (@UofGlasgow) January 30, 2018