Scotland's past investment in electronic health records (EHRs) and translational medicine research, coupled with a vibrant healthcare technology industry, positions Scotland as the location to drive forward the stratified medicine agenda globally. The aim of SMS-IC is to prove the principle of stratified clinical trials and in 2013 it will begin a series of exemplar projects which link patient phenotype, genotypic and other data types enabling precision targeting of populations for clinical trials. Although the Ion Proton ™ platform is currently for Research Use Only, the ultimate aim is to take stratified clinical trial models from concept to clinical practice. SMS-IC will run a competition to identify suitable projects and applications are invited from interested parties.
A semiconductor chip is at the heart of the Ion Proton's technology. Instead of relying on light-based technology and cameras to capture images of DNA sequences, the
System translates chemical information into digital data. The chip enables sequencing to be performed on a massively parallel format, drastically accelerating the sequencing process.
is For Research Use Only, not intended for diagnostic purposes.
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