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New Features: The BIC Biomarker Commercialization eGuide

New Features: The BIC Biomarker Commercialization eGuide


This Summer the BIC Guide is receiveing two significant upgrades: the go-to-market phases that are currently not covered by the tool will become available and the Guide will be alligned with an open-source project-management platform. The launch of the new features will be announced on our LinkedIn account, so follow us (link at the bottom of the article)!

The BIC Biomarker Commercialization Guide is a web-based tool that offers a holistic view on the highly regulated and interdisciplinary biomarker development process. It highlights the biomarker development from three perspectives: technical, regulatory, and commercial and follows the process via the technology-readiness levels (TRLs).

What are TRLs?

The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale is the most widely used tool for a maturity assessment. It allows a consistent comparison of maturity between different types of technologies.

The TRL concept was originally developed by the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to support the development of Space technologies and allow for more effective assessment of and better communication on the maturity of new technologies.

Go-to-Market Phases Soon Available

Now the BIC BRIDGE consortium is developing the BIC Guide further and an enhanced version will become available this summer.

“At the moment we are working on the phases 6 and 7 of the BIC Guide that are not covered yet. These are the go-to-market phases and focus on the issues companies need to tackle when launching the product on the market,” explained Teppo Laaksonen, HealthTurku Network Manager at Turku Science Park Ltd.

The BIC Guide offers information on how to perform a market opportunity study, the commercial launch, agreements with importers and distributers, or how to handle the postproduction phase, to name a few.

The BIC Guide – A Project Management Tool

The BIC Guide will also be integrated into a project management platform to make the tool more interactive and easier to use.

“The now-static tool will be aligned with an open-source project-management platform, which will make the tool highly useful for biomarker development projects from invention to a finalized product and beyond,” told Ewa Zdunczyk, Project Manager at Wroclaw Technology Park.

Project management skills and tools do not serve only business managers but are useful also for scientists. Project management is simply guiding a project from inception to successful completion, making coordinated use of processes and systems to guide and encourage people to successfully perform a project's work. The major purpose of project management is to align and motivate people and to support their decision-making.

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About the BIC BRIDGE Consortium

BIC BRIDGE is based on the project main outputs and results from BiC – Biomarker Commercialization and serves not only to improve the outputs delivered in the original project but also to a whole new set of activities aiming at increasing the scope of the tools and broadening the target groups, as well as increasing usability, sustainability and impact. The consortium comprises 9 partners from the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and beyond. It consists of innovation units localized in research institutions, cluster organisations, SMEs and European Research Infrastructure Consortium within the health diagnostic, pharma and med tech field. The extension stage project is running for 9 months. The project’s budget is EUR 0.76 million and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme with EUR 0.58 million. Read more: