The Government has announced funding for six projects developing new diagnostic technologies for a range of illnesses.
The funding has been awarded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Of the funding, £13 million will be delivered by the Government and £3 million from Cancer Research UK specifically for those projects targeting cancer.
Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:
“Our brilliant scientists and researchers are harnessing world-leading technologies, like AI, to tackle some of the most complex and chronic diseases that we face.
“Tragically, we know that one in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime, while Crohn’s disease affects up to 180,000 people across the country.
“These six cutting-edge projects will improve early diagnosis, create more precise treatments, and crucially, save lives.”
The six successful projects target lung, oesophageal and bowel cancers, early relapse in cancers, Crohn’s disease and liver scarring.
Read more through the UK Government press release.