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Codex4SMEs

Companion Diagnostics expedited for SMEs

The Interreg project Codex4SMEs (Companion diagnostics expedited for small and medium-sized businesses) project plans to improve healthcare by enhanced adoption of Personalized Medicine in North-West Europe. The objective is to establish a network, which supports SMEs along the value chain of Companion diagnostics (Cdx) development.
Companion diagnostics (Cdx) are an indispensable tool for optimum application of Personalized Medicine: they allow tests to determine the molecular causes of a disease before treatment has started. However, thus far the development of companion diagnostics has been highly time-consuming and costly, so at present it is only used in the context of very few treatments.
Codex4SMEs will establish a transnational network of nine partners and two sub-partners from seven countries and expedite the development of the SMEs’ products in the field of Cdx. There is a need to improve SMEs‘ innovative capabilities and raise both international competitiveness and the impact of North-West Europe SMEs in this global market as the USA are far ahead – Codex4SMEs will directly address this challenge.

Coordinator:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, DE

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Project




AreaLife Sciences
ProgrammeH2020-FETOPEN
Duration01.10.2016 – 31.03.2021
Budget3 million euro
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Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation



Your EU project and your research results are expected to have an impact on current societal challenges, Europe`s innovation capacity and competitiveness. Communication, dissemination and exploitation activities are essential in achieving these objectives. Many of these activities require specific skills such as graphic design, communication strategy development and science communication writing. We have this skill-set.

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Being able to help scientists to focus on their science and to maximise the impact of their research is the most gratifying aspect of my work.

Jacqueline Strehler
Project Manager Communications