New Drug Discovery Unit at Beatson will improve lives of cancer sufferers


Jo Swinson has paid a visit to Glasgow’s the new Drug Discovery Unit at world-class medical research facility, the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research.

Jo visits the Beatson Institute

Jo and Chief Lab Technicial Martin Drysdale at the Beatson Institute

Jo met Karen Vousden, the Beatson’s director to catch up on the latest developments in the centre’s ambitious research programme since her last visit. She then joined Chief Lab Technician Martin Drysdale for a tour of the institute’s new drug discovery facilities, where there is vital work to translate the institute’s biological research into new medicines to treat cancer using state-of-the-art new technology.

The Beatson Institute brings together world-class scientists and expertise from across the medical profession to develop innovative new treatments for cancer. It receives core funding from Cancer Research UK, and in addition to providing training opportunities for young scientists, the institute also hosts seminars and conferences to bring the international cancer research community to Glasgow.

Commenting, Jo Swinson said:

“I was again very impressed with the work being done at the Beatson Institute and how it goes from strength to strength, with the opening of the new Drug Discover Unit. We are extremely fortunate to have such an advanced facility here in Glasgow making a direct contribution to the development of ground-breaking new drugs.

“The Beatson Institute is currently developing ways to identify and eliminate cells which spread cancer throughout the body. These exciting new research pathways will improving the treatment and diagnosis of cancer sufferers, and strengthen Cancer Research’s capability in crucial areas of research.”

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For more information about the work of the Beatson Institute, visitwww.beatson.gla.ac.uk


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