Companion diagnostics (Cdx) are an indispensable tool for optimum application of Personalized Medicine, but currently only few therapies (1% in DE) are accompanied by Companion diagnostic tests. A strong growth of the global Personalized Medicine market will also drive growth of the Companion diagnostic market. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) from North-West Europe, as diagnostics innovation drivers, have a strong potential to exploit this market. The USA are far ahead of North-West Europe in creating a commercially attractive regulatory & market structure.

Codex4SMEs will establish a network of of nine partners and two sub-partners from seven countries to support SMEs along the Cdx value chain. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is the German lead partner for the Interreg project Codex4SMEs. For the project term of three years it will receive close to 640,000 euros, of which 60 per cent will come from subsidies.


A total of nine partners and two sub-partners are working together led by the BioRegio STERN:

  • WestBIC (EU Business and Innovation Centre for Irelands Border, Midlands and Western Region)
  • CÚRAM (the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway)
  • University of Leicester
  • Medilink Midlands
  • Medicen Paris Region
  • BOM Holding BV (Technologieförderung Brabantse Ontwik-kelings Maatschappij)
  • Innovation Quarter mit einem regionalen Subpartner
  • Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg – IBBL
  • Biobank Graz an der Medical University of Graz




Companion diagnostics – big help for small companies

(Stuttgart) – The advisory committee of the Codex4SMEs project met in September 2021. Due to the pandemic, the participants from Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Switzer...

With Codex4SMEs from researching biomarkers to entering the market

On July 6th 2021 the online event „Biomarkers from Research to Market“ took place as part of the Interreg NWE project Codex4SMEs. Close to 50 participants used the opportunity to receive a detailed in...

Diagnostic Developers met Investors with Codex4SMEs

To give small and medium-sized companies the chance to quickly launch new products on the market, the Interreg NWE project Codex4SMEs supports SMEs to pitch to investors through the online event MeetM...

Codex4SMEs expert group with Biobank Graz

On May 17th, 2021, the Interreg NWE project Codex4SMEs invited to an online expert panel with Biobank Graz. ...

Partners from across Europe to host event in Galway to support companion diagnostics SMEs

WestBIC, CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway, and their European partners in Codex4SMEs Information and Networking Eve...

Atriva Therapeutics Receives EU Award for Biomarker Validation

Atriva Therapeutics GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of host-targeting antiviral therapies, today announced that they have received the Biomarker Validation Award as part o...

Margot Jehle, Dr. rer. nat.

Project Leader
Project Leader
Margot Jehle, Dr. rer. nat.

"I studied classical chemistry, completed additional internships at the Institute of Biochemistry in Würzburg and was thus able to complete my diploma and PhD thesis in this field of chemistry. Based on my experiences that I could gather as a researcher at immatics biotechnologies GmbH in Germany and abroad, I can easily identify suitable partners from companies or institutions in an international context in order to initiate potential collaborations. Since 2011, I have been involved in various EU projects at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH and am now responsible as a project manager for the Interreg NWE project Boost4Health, launched in April 2016, to support and promote the economic development of regional and transnational SMEs. Through my numerous contacts with other European networks, I am also the initiator and contact for further diverse cooperation in neighboring European countries."



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Codex4SMEs Roadshow in Germany