COLLABORATIVE PROJECT USES GENOMIC DATA TO DELIVER PRECISION STROKE TREATMENT

The University of Dundee, in collaboration with NHS Tayside, has been awarded £100,000 by The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, to develop a new precision medicine care pathway for stroke patients with support from Storm ID, developers of the Lenus Digital Health Platform.

Every year, 15,000 people in Scotland have a stroke. This accounts for 5% budget and 7% of beds in the NHS. There is good evidence that widely used first-line medication (clopidogrel) does not work optimally in about 25% of patients who remain at increased risk of a further stroke compared with patients in whom the medication works normally. While possible to identify these patients with a simple genetic test and offer alternative treatment this does not happen routinely in the NHS.

Source: The Data Lab