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CMS On How Life Sciences Advancements Are Improving Patient Care

When the UK Life Sciences Champion Sir John Bell recently highlighted the need to create new industries within life sciences, Carina Healy immediately saw the potential for Scotland.

Sir John, speaking at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, identified genomics, digital health and early diagnosis as three areas where the UK could develop new industries and remain a world leader in life sciences.

Healy, a partner and life sciences specialist with international legal firm CMS, says: “These areas play into what we do well in Scotland and present very big opportunities.” Healy goes on to explain these new industries and the potential they hold for Scotland.

Genomics – using genotyping to inform how patients are treated – is closely linked to precision or stratified medicine, where Scotland is already excelling.

 

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