Codex4SMEs - Companion Diagnostics expedited for SMEs


Project Summary

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.

 

Benefits for SMEs

  • Access to:
    • Sample access service
    • biomarker validation service
    • knowledge transfer service of biomarker/biobanking
    • ecosystems from 11 partners
    • transnational roadshow to venture and large pharma companies
    • business model and expert access service for business growth and scaling
  • Tailored support dependent from the product TRL levels of the SMEs

 

Partners

Lead Partner: BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, DE

Project Partners:

  • University of Leicester (and subpartner) UK
  • BOM Holding BV, NL
  • WestBIC, IE
  • Innovation Quarter (and subpartner) NL
  • Medicen Paris Region, FR
  • Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg, LU
  • Biobank Graz at the Medical University of Graz, AT
  • CÙRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, IE

Associated Partner:

EATRIS European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine, NL

 

Project Partners

  • University of Leicester

    1 University Road
    Leicester
    LE1 7RH
    United Kingdom

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  • BOM Holding BV

    15 Goirlese Weg
    Tilburg
    5026
    Netherlands

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  • Innovation and Management Centre Limited T/A WestBIC

    Galway Technology Centre Mervue Business Park
    Galway
    H91 E2W5
    Ireland

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  • InnovationQuarter

    32 Prinses Margrietplantsoen
    Den Haag
    2595
    Netherlands

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  • Medicen Paris Region

    3-5 Impasse Reille
    Paris
    75014
    France

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  • Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg

    6 Rue Nicolas Ernest Barblé
    Luxembourg
    L-1210
    Luxembourg

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  • Biobank Graz @ Medizinische Universität Graz

    2 Auenbruggerplatz
    Graz
    A-8036
    Austria

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  • CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices

    Biomedical Sciences National University of Ireland Galway
    Galway
    H91 TK33
    Ireland

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  • BioRegio STERN Managment GmbH

    10 Friedrichstrasse
    Stuttgart
    70174
    Germany

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
BioRegio STERN Managment GmbH Margot Jehle 10 Friedrichstrasse
Stuttgart
70174
Germany
jehle@bioregio-stern.de www.bioregio-stern.de
Name Contact Name Email Country
University of Leicester Carl M Edwards ce133@le.ac.uk United Kingdom
BOM Holding BV Maria Hein rhein@bom.nl Netherlands
Innovation and Management Centre Limited T/A WestBIC Eunan Cunningham ecunningham@westbic.ie Ireland
InnovationQuarter Lonneke Baas Lonneke.baas@innovationquarter.nl Netherlands
Medicen Paris Region Olivier Fontaine ofontaine@medicen.org France
Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg Dominic Allen dominic.allen@ibbl.lu Luxembourg
Biobank Graz @ Medizinische Universität Graz Karine Sargsyan karine.sargsyan@medunigraz.at Austria
CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices John Cunningham jcunningham@nuigalway.ie Ireland

Events



News


Webinar audio-slides

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At the 11th of September, a webinar took place. The aim of the webinar was to explain the service of the Codex4SMEs-project. One of the issues of the Webinar was how to apply for the services at Biobank Graz. This includes the “Sample Access” and “Knowledge Transfer” within the Interreg-NWE Codex4SMEs-project. Now, the whole webinar is available as audio-slides - have a look! Read More

Seven countries at one table – successful kick-off event for Interreg project Codex4SMEs

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The project partners met in Stuttgart for the kick-off meeting on 29 and 30 January 2018. A great deal was discussed on these two days and key points regarding project progression were clarified. On the second and final day – the official part of the event, which was also attended by several small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the region – two excellent keynote speeches really aroused people’s interest. Read More


The Codex4SMEs project offers a tailored support scheme covering 100 % of the costs by the project.

 

Following services are available within the project:

 

  • Knowledge Transfer (in biomarker & biobanking topics) and Sample Access delivered by the Biobank Graz
  • Biomarker Validation Service for early and late stage delivered by the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg

Knowledge Transfer and Sample Access services will be available within continuously open calls after official start of application process.

For the Biomarker Validation Service a so called “Biomarker Validation Award” will be launched where potential interested SMEs can apply within two calls.

 

For interested SMEs, the guidelines and the application documents are available for download.

CALL OPENING

 

The Codex4SMEs consortium proudly announces the opening of the call for applications for sample access & knowledge transfer services provided by the Biobank of Graz.

The first call for applications for the biomarker validation award is now open.

 

Sample access & knowledge transfer (Biobank Graz)

  • continously

 

Biomarker validation service (Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg)

  • Service will be provided by an award
  • First call period: Oktober 15th, 2018 till December 14th, 2018

 

For further Information please visit the tab "Calls"

CALL OPENING

 

The Codex4SMEs consortium proudly announces the opening of the call for applications for sample access & knowledge transfer services provided by the Biobank of Graz.

Potential interested SMEs have the opportunity to apply NOW for these services continously within an open call by filling in the relevant application forms listed in the tab "support scheme". Please note that the project will offer a limited number of sample access and knowledge transfer services in total!

 

The first call for applications  for the biomarker validation award is open since October 15th, 2018.

Potential interested SMEs will have the opportunity to apply for a biomarker validation service until December 14th, 2018 by filling in the relevant application form listed in the tab "support scheme". Please note that we expect to award two applications within the first call.

Biomarker validation - first call is open until December 14th, 2018!

 

 

Sample access & knowledge transfer (Biobank Graz)

  • continously

 

Biomarker validation service (Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg)

  • Service will be provided by an award
  • First call period: Oktober 15th, 2018 till December 14th, 2018

The Advisory Board acts as an observing body. They provide insights and recommendations on different topics in the framework of Cdx to support the project.

These are the members:

  • Andreas Baur, BioLAGO e.V.
  • Mrs. Miranda Wijnstekers, Head of Economy & Innovation
  • Mr. Dick de Jager, BOM Holding
  • Dr. Harry Flore, HAL Allergy and HALIX
  • Mirjam Visscher, Economic Affairs at the municipality of Leiden
  • Sylvain Lehmann, French society of Clinical Biology
  • Philippe Manivet, French society of Clinical Biology
  • Prof. Dr. Kurt Zatloukal, Medical University of Graz
  • Prof. Dr. Berthold Huppertz, Medical University of Graz
  • Anton Ussi, EATRIS- ERIC
  • Eric Steinfelder, BBMRI- ERIC
  • Diarmuid Cahalan, Metabolomic Diagnostics

The Expert Group are involved in both services provided by the biobanks - the biomarker validation service (IBBL) and the sample access service (BBG).

They evaluate the application forms and give recommendation to the Codex4SMEs partner consortium.

These are the members:

  • Prof. Dr. Henk-Jan Guchelaar, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Marie Souleau, European Patent Attorney
  • Patrice Debre, Pitié- Salpêtrière Hospital, INSERM

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