School of Cancer Sciences

Part of the University of Glasgow's College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

The School of Cancer Sciences is part of a national centre of excellence in the fight against cancer. It carries out a programme of world-class science directed at understanding the molecular changes that cause cancer. It is working to translate scientific discoveries into new drugs or diagnostic and prognostic tools that benefit cancer patients, taking new therapies through preclinical and clinical trials. The School of Cancer Sciences is a major component of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Cancer Institute.

Glasgow Tissue Research Facility

The Glasgow Tissue Research Facility (GTRF) works closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Biorepository which provides researchers access to a wide variety of consented tissue:

  • Pathology archive samples
  • Surplus diagnostic or surgical tissue
  • Bespoke collections of tissue from NHS Scotland patients which may have been/or can be collected as part of cohort studies or clinical trials.


OracleBio is a global leader in quantitative digital pathology, providing image analysis services to Pharma and Biotech clients worldwide. Leveraging multiple software platforms, the company delivers robust data packages within a quality management framework, to support clinical trials and translational research. As image analysis experts, OracleBio specialises in cellular phenotyping of multiplex stained tissue and have built an enviable reputation as the go-to company for complex image analysis.

Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd

Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd is a leading medical software research and development centre of excellence, generating breakthrough technologies and valuable intellectual property for Canon Medical Systems. Based in the diverse city of Edinburgh we employ over 100 people working as Software Engineers, Scientists, Clinical Specialists, Testers and Business Support and are part of a global corporation headquartered in Japan. We develop next generation medical imaging software to integrate with Canon Medical scanners and other diagnostic healthcare solutions which are installed in hospitals and healthcare centres across the globe.

Founded in 1995 by a group of Edinburgh University graduates, Voxar became a world leader in 3D medical imaging software and 3D for PACS. In 2009, the company was acquired by Toshiba Medical and renamed Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe. We became Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd following the acquisition of Toshiba Medical by Canon in 2016.

As part of the Canon group we continue to work on exciting innovations and generate breakthroughs in advanced imaging technology.


BioClavis, LTD is a Glasgow-based personalized diagnostics spin-out of US-based biotechnology company—BioSpyder Technologies, Inc. Utilising the novel transcriptomic/genomic platform technology (TempO-Seq®), to provide targeted-sequencing technology capable of efficiently analysing large cohorts with customizable biomarker panels of tens to thousands of genes, quickly and inexpensively. We work within the space of drug discovery, toxicology, and personalised diagnostics delivering cost-effective care for individual patients in coordination with and in the context of evolving and expanding healthcare systems.  BioClavis operates from its R&D and services laboratories situated within the Clinical Innovation Zone at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, working with large consortia, Pharma, Academia and clinical research partners.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is one of 14 regional NHS Boards in Scotland.

The Board provides strategic leadership and performance management for the entire local NHS system in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and ensures that services are delivered effectively and efficiently.  Responsible for the provision and management of the whole range of health services in this area including hospitals and General Practice, NHSGGC works alongside partnership organisations including Local Authorities and the voluntary sector.  NHSGGC serves a population of 1.14 million and employs around 39,000 staff – it is the largest NHS organisation in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.