From data to early diagnosis and precision medicine challenge

Blood sample being put into lab centrifuge

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:

Genomics

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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You can use our funding finder to search for ISCF funding and any wider opportunities related to medical research.

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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:

Last updated: 18 February 2021

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