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4.1 Discovery and preclinical testing of markers and technologies

Discovery, development and preclinical testing of novel markers (that may be derived from patient samples) and technologies for use in detection, diagnosis, prediction, prognosis and monitoring including

  • biological and psychological markers
  • diagnostic and monitoring devices, imaging, scanning, predictive and diagnostic tests
  • development and characterisation of models
  • diagnostic measures and methodologies

Includes pre-clinical investigation of potential diagnostics, however these studies can include patient samples if they are being used in the diagnostic development phase.

This code is suitable for use if potential diagnostic targets have been identified in preliminary aetiological studies characterising specific pathways and these potential markers are now being verified in the discovery and testing stage.