Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, announced that Certara®, the global leader in model-informed drug development and regulatory science, is opening a new office in Lake Nona Medical City in a 3,526-square-foot (SF) space on the second floor of the GuideWell Innovation Center.
An established innovator, Certara® uses model-informed drug development, regulatory science and knowledge integration to enable superior drug development decision-making and optimize R&D productivity, commercial value and patient outcomes. With 19 offices on four continents, Certara's portfolio spans the discovery, preclinical, clinical and post-marketing phases of drug development. Certara's clients include 1,200 commercial companies, 250 academic institutions and numerous regulatory agencies around the world.
"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," said Certara Chief Executive Officer Edmundo Muniz, MD, PhD. "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. 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."
Located within the innovation campus of Lake Nona's health and life sciences cluster, a global destination for healthcare innovation in Orlando, Florida, the GuideWell Innovation Center is an ideal location for companies that are creating game-changing diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring solutions that help improve health. Opened in March 2016, the 92,000 SF facility is uniquely designed to accommodate both office and wet lab space, meeting the needs of companies of a variety of sizes and stages of development.
Certara joins existing innovation campus anchor tenant, GuideWell Innovation's Collaborative Resources Ecosystem (CoRE).