On April 21, 2022, the online seminar From Research & Product Development to Market Uptake within the Diagnostics Sector took place as part of the Interreg NWE Codex4SMEs project. Diagnostics developers from a wide range of SMEs across Europe were presented an overview of fundamental aspects of protecting and funding their inventions, as well as regulatory requirements of the IVDR for the market uptake of diagnostics in the EU.
Emanuela Oldoni, Scientific Programme Manager at EATRIS and partner in the Codex4SMEs project, kicked off the event by presenting the Codex4SMEs SME Support Programme. This so-called Fast-Track Programme covers the cost of various services, such as biomarker validation, regulatory and translational assessment of diagnostics, access to patient samples or large Pharma or MedTech companies for potential collaborations. Furthermore, SMEs can benefit from tailored workshops addressing various topics such as regulation, financing, patenting, market access, or reimbursement.