LYIT Centre for Personalised Medicine

Centre for Personalised Medicine

Dr Michael McCann and Kevin Blake from LYIT along with Prof Vivien Coates, Prof Tony Bjourson, Dr Claire McCauley of University of Ulster, Prof Sandra MacRury of Ulster of Highlands and Islands and the other members of the CPM Diabetes Cluster

LYIT are currently involved in a cutting edge multi-partner research project funded under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

The Centre for Personalised Medicine was established with an award of €8.6 million and brings together a total of 14 partners from academia, health services and industry.  The Centre aims to create the environment needed for personalised medicine;  a research-based medical approach to guide clinical decisions to ensure a patient receives the right treatment at the right time.

The project applies the methods and technologies of personalised medicine to 5 specific clinical clusters; heart disease, emergency surgery, acute kidney injury, diabetes and dementia. These areas are associated with significant clinical need and commercial potential and will benefit from the project team's interdisciplinary academic and commercial cross-border expertise and collaboration.

Personalised medicine moves away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach to deliver more targeted healthcare. The Centre for Personalised Medicine will bring personalised medicine approaches to five of the most prevalent disease areas to improve the care and treatment of patients in the North of Ireland, the border region of Ireland and Western Scotland.

LYIT are a central partner in providing a data management solution to the overall project under the guidance of Dr Michael McCann from the department of computing at LYIT.

“The CPM project has provided LYIT with a fantastic opportunity to engage in cutting edge research collaboration embracing innovation and technological change in the challenging world of digital healthcare provision. The project provides a collaborative research environment to explore and develop regional healthcare provision and best practice spanning multiple jurisdictions north and south of the border “says  Dr McCann.

This project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, 
managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)