03rd April 2020

The University of Glasgow has announced it will host a major COVID-19 testing centre at its Clinical Innovation Zone at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus in Glasgow as part of efforts to combat the pandemic [see BBC News 2 April 2020]. The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute has been playing its part, in partnership with the University, to get the laboratory up and running by donating PCR machines and vital reagents, and several Institute staff members will be volunteering their time and expertise once testing begins in mid-April.

Institute Director, Owen Sansom said: "I couldn't be more pleased for the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute to be helping NHS colleagues in this way, as well as the local community which has been so supportive of the Institute's work over many years. Just as with cancer research, this fight is about everyone working together to make a difference."