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K-State Today

February 6, 2013



Certara establishes College of Veterinary Medicine as latest Phoenix Center of Excellence

By Communications and Marketing

In a news release, Certara — a provider of software and scientific consulting services — announced that the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine is a Phoenix Center of Excellence.

"The work we are focused on could reduce the number of animal studies required for drug approval,” said Jim Riviere, director of the center who holds the Dr. Robert MacDonald Professorship in Veterinary Medicine. “It could improve the determination of withdrawal times of drugs in animals with diseases; it could support the modeling of chemical risk assessment. There are many opportunities to advance veterinary medicine by using modeling and simulation methods combined with experimental data to form a quantitative framework for decision-making.”