The network "Proteomics4Future - Industrialisation and Standardisation of MS-based Proteomics" aims to develop new products, processes and services for the use of proteomics in different application areas of pharmaceutical research and clinical diagnostics. Particular emphasis is to be placed on the development of technical solutions that cover the entire value chain from sample preparation to the evaluation of results.

While some of the network actors have a deep understanding of practices in research-based pharmaceutical companies, others are specialised in the (proteomic) analysis of clinical samples. It is of particular importance in these areas to understand the users' point of view and to constantly take their needs/requirements for technical systems into account during development. Economic aspects play an important role in the course of developments, too, as new proteomics solutions must have a reasonable cost-benefit ratio for the users. These basic ideas represent the mission and vision of the network.