Leeds named as centre for precision medical excellence

Six regional hubs across the UK will act as local centres for precision medicine and help to develop innovative technologies for healthcare.

s300_precision-medicine-catapultThe hubs in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford will be part of the Cambridge-based Precision Medicine Catapult technology and innovation centre.

Precision medicine is the use of diagnostic tests and data-based insights to understand a patient’s disease more precisely and to select treatments with more predictable, safer and cost-effective outcomes.

The Catapult has been set up to build on the UK’s expertise in the field of precision medicine and to help UK businesses to develop world-leading products and services.

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