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Scotland tech transfer initiative, a new medtech R&D platform

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The Scottish Academic Health Sciences Collaboration (SAHSC) was launched officially today, with the promise of "providing a platform for greater collaboration with industry". Backed by a £15m ($24.5m) fund, the initiative aims to promote technology transfer in a number of medtech areas, from imaging and radiology to tissue-banking, according to the Scottish government. By strengthening the link between NHS Boards and their associated university medical schools in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, the SAHSC will strengthen Scotland's position vis-à-vis securing UK and international healthcare R&D funding, said the government. The initiative is funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), which supports and promotes quality biomedical and health services research in Scotland.

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