News & Events

Hear about our latest news, events and funding opportunities.

Precision Medicine can improve the outlook for patients with ovarian cancer

Wednesday 25 May 2022

This article appeared in The Herald on 29th April 2022 As many of the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be mistaken for less harmful conditions it is often diagnosed at a later stage when treatment is much less likely to be successful. Of the 7,500 new ovarian cancer cases recorded…

JK Rowling donates £15.3m to MS research

Thursday 26 September 2019

SMS-IC are delighted to hear news of JK Rowling’s generous donation through the Anne Rowling Foundation to the facility in Edinburgh. This will continue to support important research to advance our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, such as MS, for the benefit of the people who are living with these life…

Building a NAFLD/NASH Data Commons

Saturday 17 November 2018

In February 2018 we were awarded a £1.7M collaborative grant from Innovate UK for a ground breaking project that could help develop new tests and treatments for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is an accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or…

Cabinet Minister for Justice and Glasgow Pollok MSP Humza Yousaf visits the Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Friday 24 August 2018

Cabinet Minister for Justice and Glasgow Pollok MSP Humza Yousaf visited the Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (PMS-IC) in Glasgow, to hear about its precision medicine projects that aim to improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases such as MS, rheumatoid arthritis and ovarian and pancreatic cancers. Based in the…

Business Development in Boston

Tuesday 07 August 2018

Boston, Massachusetts has a reputation as one of the top life sciences clusters in the world, due in large part to its unique cooperation between industry, government and academia. It has more biotech research and development employees than anywhere else in the USA and is home to thousands of well-funded life…

MSP Johann Lamont visit to Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Monday 18 June 2018

Today (Monday 18 June) MSP Johann Lamont visited the Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (PMS-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…

8th Annual NGS Conference

Monday 17 October 2016

Over 450 senior-level delegates representing internationally renowned research & academic institutions, clinical research institutions, nutrition companies as well as leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies Over 60 case studies and presentations focused on the developments in NGS technologies and platforms, NGS data management as well as clinical applications & diagnostics of…

NHS Research Scotland 2016 Annual Conference

Monday 17 October 2016

With over 400 attendees from across the NHS, industry and academia, innovators from all fields come together to showcase their research, make links and hear about Partnerships with patients and the public, imaging, international partnerships, health and social care, the changing R&D landscape and clinical trials. This year, the conference…

Masterclass in Precision Medicine

Monday 17 October 2016

Dr Marie-Claire Parker, Business Development will be attending this course.

Ion World Tour

Monday 17 October 2016

Join us at the 5th Ion World and discover how leading laboratories apply next generation sequencing (NGS) for research, and translational medicine across oncology, infectious disease and human genetics research applications. Network with fellow scientists and our product managers, application, bioinformatics and IT support teams. For more information please visit the website.