When we think of pharmaceutical research, it’s easy to imagine scientists in a far-off land tucked away in a secret room. The location for this story: GuideWell Innovation Research. Far off and tucked away? Not so much.
Welcome Certara. Certara is the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science. Certara optimizes drug development and improves health outcomes by providing decision-support technology and consulting services. A leading provider in the industry, their portfolio covers preclinical, clinical and post-marketing phases of drug development. Its clients include hundreds of global biopharmaceutical companies, leading academic institutions, and key regulatory agencies. With 19 offices in four countries and in business with 1,200 commercial companies, 250 academic institutions and many regulatory agencies around the world, adding Lake Nona to the mix is something for us to be proud of!
Certara sees the benefit of being part of Medical City and looks forward to working with other tenants. In a statement by Certara Chief Executive Officer Edmundo Muniz, MD, PhD., he says, “There is a growing global demand for scientists who are skilled at using modeling and simulation to improve decision-making throughout the drug development process. The University of Florida’s Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology in Lake Nona is doing an excellent job of training the next-generation of pharmacometricians.” He also shares, “In fact, Certara just established an endowed professorship to support their work further. We are looking forward to expanding our offices, building upon our successful partnership with the Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, and establishing new relationships with other tenants.”
So, the next time you pass the beautiful GuideWell Center building, smile knowing that you are so close to the future of medical research and be proud to represent Lake Nona!