Building a Cluster

[By BQ Live]

Glasgow’s new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital – the largest in Western Europe – is allowing the city to develop a world-class life sciences cluster.

Having such a rich variety of services available on one site has allowed the University of Glasgow and its partners to create a world-class life sciences cluster, with the QUEH at its heart. As well as the medical facilities, the campus is home to the Queen Elizabeth Teaching & Learning Centre (QELTC), a £27m facility that provides training for clinicians at each and every stage of their careers, all the way through from undergraduate medical students to the doctors, nurses and other medics who are continuing their professional development in the neighbouring hospital.

One company that has already been attracted to the innovation floor of the QELTC is Singapore-based HistoIndex, which was spun-out from the Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research in Singapore in 2010.

“The initiatives that are taking place in Scotland around personalised medicine – such as the SMS-IC – are very exciting,” explains Gideon Ho, the chief executive and co-founder of HistoIndex. “The whole ecosystem is being developed in such a way that I feel it will serve our products and services very well.

HistoIndex has the honor to be part of this milestone with QEUH – having its products and suite of software and services in the Teaching and Learning Centre of the Hospital.

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