Scotmid donates £50k to cancer research

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Scotmid has donated £50,000 to the Jamieson Spatial Laboratory, a Glasgow-based Cancer Research UK centre to support funding for state-of-the-art equipment.

SCOTMID has announced a whopping £50,000 donation towards the Cancer Research UK research facility Jamieson Spatial Laboratory.

The huge donation is set to go towards the lab’s ambitions to acquire the groundbreaking PLEXA 3D multi-omnic microscope, a state-of-the-art piece of technology that will enable researchers to analyse tissue samples with unprecedented detail. This should, hopefully, allow the centre to develop more precise and effective cancer treatments.

Profesor Nigel B Jamieson, head of the Jamieson Spatial Laboratory, said: “The generous donation from Scotmid is a pivotal step in our fundraising efforts to bring the PLEXA microscope to Glasgow.

“With only five of these cutting-edge microscopes being built in North America, securing the only microscope for Glasgow, will not only advance our research capabilities but also position the city as a global leader in spatial biology research.

“Additionally, this investment will create job opportunities and attract further investment, fostering a thriving scientific ecosystem in Glasgow.”

Scotmid’s donation marks a significant milestone in advancing cancer research in Glasgow with the money helping the research centre to achieve a massive leap forward in research capabilities.

Further to this, it also solidifies Glasgow’s position as a leading hub for spatial biology research in the whole of Europe.

Jim Watson, former president of Scotmid, said: “We are proud to support the Jamieson Spatial Laboratory in their endeavour to advance cancer research.

“This collaboration exemplifies Scotmid’s commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. Together, we can drive innovation.”