Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Research - CECIF

CECIF is a Colombian Technological Research and Development Center founded in 1997 and governed by the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Republic of Colombia "Colciencias". Where we carry out basic and applied research, experimental development and prototyping.

We have 3 lines of research: drugs, food and cosmetics with a category B research group - Colciencias.

We have a pilot plant with the entire technological platform for prototyping products in different forms: solid, semi-solid, liquid and powder.

Services provided by the center

• Physicochemical analysis of drugs, cosmetics and food
• Stability studies for food, cosmetics and drugs, according to ICH
• InVitro Bioequivalence Studies
• InVivo Bioequivalence and Bioavailability Studies
• Cosmetic clinical studies
• Design and formulation of prototypes for the medicine, cosmetics and food industry
• Dissolution profiles
• Practice site for undergraduate, master and PhD students from the health and basic sciences sector (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Engineering, Nutrition, Biology, Ecology, Administration)

Our portfolio

Certifications and processes

We have Good Laboratory Practices certification (INVIMA), Certification from the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), INVIMA Certification for bioequivalence and Bioavailability studies, authorization from the Sectional Secretary of Health and Social Protection of Antioquia for the physicochemical and microbiological analysis for food.

Our processes, techniques and methodologies follow international guidelines from the World Health Organization, the Colombian regulatory body INVIMA and are in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices and Good Clinical Practices. For all this, we have highly complex technological equipment (HPLC, GC, HPLC-Mass, Solvent with autosampler, Infrared, Atomic Absorption and a pilot plant for the development of prototypes).


Telephone: (57) 604 5606660
Hours of operation: lunes a viernes. 7:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
Address: Cra 43A No. 52sur – 99 Piso 6. IPS CES Sabaneta, Antioquia.