About us

CEMEX. Infinite Solutions.

CEMEX is built upon over 40 years of expertise and experience in fundamental and applied biomedical sciences, pharmacology and pain research.


1978 – Central Laboratory of Enzymology and Biochemical Pharmacology (founded by Prof. Ostin C. Mungiu)

1986 – Central Laboratory for Drug Testing

2001 – Center for Study and Therapy of Pain

2005 – Center for Excellence for Cellular and Integrative Physiopharmacological Research

2006 – Platform for Interdisciplinary Training and Research

2016 – CEMEX

Completely renovated and modernized in 2016, under a $10mil project, co-funded by the 2007-2013 European Regional Development Fund, Priority Axis 2, CEMEX has become the most advanced preclinical R&D centre in Romania. 

CEMEX is now an integrated, research and development department of the Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, providing a variety of services for many sectors, including human or animal healthcare, pharmaceutics or biotechnology.

Our state-of-the-art infrastructure and our highly qualified and passionate team allow various in-vitro, in-vivo and ex-vivo studies, in accordance with the requirements imposed by the international regulations, for investigation of new diagnostic / therapeutic methods / new drugs in all phases of the preclinical development.

Our vision

To be at the forefront of knowledge creation for the advancement of human health.

Our mission

To create knowledge in a thriving academic environment and foster the advancement of human health, while training the next generation of life science researchers.

Our values


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