The Interreg project Codex4SMEs (Companion diagnostics expedited for small and medium-sized enterprises) aims at improving healthcare by the enhanced adoption of Personalised Medicine. The objective is to establish a network, which supports SMEs along the value chain of companion diagnostics development. Companion diagnostics (Cdx) are an indispensable tool for optimum application of Personalized Medicine: they enable the determination of the molecular causes of a disease before starting a treatment.
However, thus far the development of Cdx has been highly time-consuming and costly. As a result, at present these tools are 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 the innovation capabilities and raise the international competitiveness of North-West Europe SMEs in a global market currently dominated by US companies - Codex4SMEs will directly address this challenge.
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