Innovation in healthcare is a high-growth area, as healthcare services worldwide face growing demand amid limited resources.
Scientific and technological advances are providing an opportunity for novel strategies for treatment, prevention and healthcare delivery ─ and ultimately for improving patient outcomes.
Precision medicine – where treatment and prevention strategies are tailored to the patient’s specific genetic, disease or environmental characteristics – is a key area of innovation. Researchers are harnessing advanced genomic, imaging and information technologies to develop more efficacious, safe and cost-effective treatment, in a move away from the traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach.
With high-quality health data and records, a unified NHS, a strong life sciences industry, and a world-leading academic research base – Scotland is the best place in the world to develop and deliver precision medicine and build international collaborations of scale.