Natural products offer a vast and virtually limitless source of new compounds for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The Center of Excellence in Drug Discovery (CEDD) was established with the aim of finding new molecules with potential for drug development from Panamanian marine biodiversity. CEDD’s mission is to become the leader of drug discovery in Panama and the entire Latin American region, specifying a partnership between universities, government, and industry to integrate research, development, and commercialization of natural products .
The CEDD is located at the Institute of Científcias Investigations and High Technology Services (INDICASAT AIP) in the City of Knowledge. The Center is a research institution affiliated with the Academy of unique and dedicated to improving health through the discovery, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products derived from nature. Research at the Center currently focuses on the discovery of new drugs to meet current needs in cancer treatment, tropical diseases, and cardiovascular and neurological disorders.
Biodiversity and Ecology
Bioengineering and Biomaterials