Scotland is tailor-made for Precision Medicine
“If I had a penny for every time I’ve been asked what stratified medicine is, I’d be rich.” Diane Harbison, CEO of the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre.
Put simply, because people respond differently to medication depending on their genes, stratified medicine – drugs specifically targeted to a person’s genetic make-up rather than a “one size fits all” approach – will help get the right treatment to the right person at the right time. This is obviously good news for patients and has the potential to save the NHS substantial sums of money. But what does stratified medicine, which is often referred to as precision medicine, mean for business?
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