Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine

Institute for Computational Comparative Medicine

Protecting our future, one innovation at a time

The Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM) is an interdisciplinary research-based center at K-State providing a national focus on the need to innovate animal health drug development research.

The ICCM applies quantitative mathematical modeling and simulation techniques to problems in animal health and welfare while predicting their impact on human health and safety.

Housed in new facilities in the College of Veterinary Medicine at K-State, the institute was created to develop novel tools to quantitatively bridge in vitro experiments to in vivo endpoints and develop methods to extrapolate chemical, drug and nanomaterial behavior across multiple animal species and man.

The ICCM is building on the strengths inherent to the region’s Animal Health Corridor and NBAF future relocation, K-State is engaging the major players in animal health to launch the broad based Animal Health Regulatory Science Innovation Initiative (AHRSII) to serve as the national center for moving animal drug regulation into the 21st century.

Envisioned as an incubator where quantitative oriented researchers will collaborate with bench scientists and clinicians to apply novel methods to practical problems in comparative pharmacology and toxicology, the institute enthusiastically encompasses the concept of One Health.

ICCM strives to optimally utilize animal data to advance the health and wellbeing of both animals and humans. The institute also facilitates collaboration between industry and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, adopts modern computational approaches used for human health drugs to simplify the approval of veterinary drugs and simulates clinical trials to optimize drug design.

The ICCM has already been selected as the first Certara Phoenix Center of Excellence focused on applying cutting-edge pharmacometrics to animal health.