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Three life-sciences innovation centres launch in Scotland

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has launched three innovation centres, to be supported by £30 million from the Scottish Funding Council.

The three centres—focusing on stratified medicine, imaging and digital health technologies—will be led by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Launching the centres on 23 April, Salmond said they were projected to create more than 2,000 jobs in their first five years.

The stratified medicine and innovation centre, which will receive £8m over five years, will be built at the new South Glasgow Hospitals Campus. It will focus on developing treatments for chronic diseases including cancer, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

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