This Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment is providing £210 million to support the development of precision medicine for improved early diagnosis and treatment. The investment in funding to UK businesses and academia aims to accelerate the use of research and health data.
The programme includes three main workstreams:
This workstream supports large-scale whole genome sequencing for precision medicine. It includes whole genome sequencing of all 500,000 participants of the UK Biobank programme, and applying whole genome sequencing to cancer in collaboration with Genomics England.
Digital Innovation Hub Programme
This programme brings together routine NHS data with rich data from research and development programmes, and provides analytics tools and informatics support for businesses. The Digital Innovation Hubs will overlay broader, digital-ready data platforms for industry, aligning with NHS England investments for regional investments in integrated health and care records.
Centres for digital pathology, radiology, AI and machine learning, and enabling integrated diagnostics
A network of digital pathology, radiology, diagnostics and artificial intelligence (AI) research centres, using AI and digital systems to increase value of radiology and medical imaging for early diagnostics.
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If you are a company developing AI in this field and want to explore possibilities to work with the centre network, please get in touch with one of the centres below:
- Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics
- London Medical Imaging and AI Centre for Value-Based Healthcare
- Pathology Image Data Lake for Analytics, Knowledge and Education
- National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging
- Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative.
Last updated: 18 February 2021