SMEs meet pharma with Codex4SMEs

On March 12th, 2021, an online round table with Sanofi took place in the context of the project Codex4SMEs (Companion Diagnostics expedited for small and medium-sized enterprises). Nine companies from the Netherlands, Ireland, France and Germany had the opportunity to pitch in front of the French pharmaceutical company. Daniela Onofri from Medicen Paris Region moderated the event and Dr. Margot Jehle from BioRegio STERN Management GmbH gave an introduction to the Interreg NWE project Codex4SMEs which plans to improve healthcare by enhancing the 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.

The round table focused on precision medicine in oncology and how to match the ‚right patients‘ to a given drug. Anne-Laure Bauchet from Sanofi gave an introduction to her company‘s needs concerning biomarkers in oncology and expectations about biomarkers settings. The nine Dutch, Irish, French and German companies from the Codex4SMEs network presented themselves in short pitches and had the opportunity to clarify further questions with Mrs. Bauchet. This was the second pitch session organized by Codex4SMEs, further online pitch events will take place soon.


The Interreg project Codex4SMEs also provides the B2match platform for networking free of charge until September 30, 2021. On this matchmaking platform for personalized medicine you can upload your profile in order to make new contacts with other participants.

"The online round table gave insight in the needs and interests in companion diagnostics for oncology of a big pharmaceutical company (Sanofi). The event also provided the opportunity to learn about the activities of other SMEs in the North-West Interregion in the field of precision medicine for cancer.”

Guido Zaman, Ph.D. Managing Director & Head of Biology NTRC

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