Cevaxin is a medical research center conducting clinical and epidemiological trials. Since its foundation in 2013 in the Republic of Panama, it has implemented and conducted numerous studies, offering innovative solutions and standardized processes to achieve high scientific quality results.

Clinical, epidemiological and public health studies cover all types of vaccine-preventable diseases (Poliomyelitis, Dengue, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, zoster, norovirus, pneumococcus, hepatitis A, meningitis, pertussis, Chikungunya, COVID-19, among others). They are conducted in all clinical phases under the approval of the National Ethics Committees and the endorsement of the Ministry of Health. 

This has been possible thanks to our extensive experience but, above all, to the more than 21,400 volunteers who, with their interest in contributing to the advancement of science, have helped us generate relevant information to combat diseases and build a legacy that will last for future generations.


Our contribution to research

Since our foundation and for over a decade, our commitment and effort to provide solutions to world health have marked essential milestones.

+10 years

of accumulated achievements


clinical studies




national and international sponsors


research and science professionals




Meet our team

Cevaxin team comprises medical doctors specialized in Pediatrics, Epidemiology, Pneumology, Internal medicine, Tropical medicine, and Health economics. With experience in teaching and extensive development of research content. Our investigators are in charge of implementing clinical studies, providing value and control in each step of the process.

Our team comprises more than 200 professionals committed to research, including physicians, project managers, principal investigators, sub-investigators, nurses, quality coordinators, pharmacists, clinical research and regulatory affairs experts, and other research professionals.

Dr. Rodrigo DeAntonio

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Dr. Xavier Sáez-Llorens

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Dr. Osvaldo Reyes

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Dra. Ximena Norero


Member of the Panamanian Society of Pediatrics.

  • Pediatrician and Infectious Diseases specialist at the Hospital del Niño

  • Coordinator of the PROA Antimicrobial Use Optimization Program Committee.

  • Infectious Disease Coordinator in the Neonatology Ward Member of the IAAS Committee 

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Panama.

Research Field:

  • AIDS-Antiretrovirals.

  • New Antibiotics.

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

  • Kawasaki Disease.

  • Vaccines.

Dra. Tirza Arely De León


Pediatrician Infectious Diseases

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist at the José Domingo de Obaldía Maternity and Children's Hospital.

  • Director of Teaching and Research at the José Domingo de Obaldía Maternity and Children's Hospital

  • Member of the Institutional Research Committee Maternal and Infant Hospital Infantil José Domingo de Obaldía

  • Coordinator of the Nosocomial Infection Section of the José Domingo de Obaldía Maternal and Child Hospital

  • Member of the CEVAXIN Principal Investigators Team.

Research Field:

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

  • Vaccines.

  • Hepatitis.

  • Polio.

  • RSV.

Dra. Nathali Montenegro


Doctor of General Medicine
  • Sub-Investigator Cevaxin Research Center

  • General Physician

Research Field:

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

  • Vaccines.

  • Dengue.

  • Norovirus.

  • Polio.

Dra. Dora I. Estripeaut


Member of the Panamanian Society of Pediatrics.
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Children's Hospital (Hospital del Niño)

  • Coordinator of the Antiretroviral Therapy Clinic

  • Member of the PROA Committee

  • Member of the Pharmacotherapy Committee

  • Member of the SENACYT National Research System

  • Member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Group

  • Member of the National Advisory Commission on Immunization Practices

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Panama

Research Field:

  • AIDS - Antiretrovirals.

  • New Antibiotics.

  • Influenza.

  • VSR.

  • Vaccines 

Dra. Dommie Arias


Doctor in Pediatrics

  • Pediatrician

  • Pediatric Research Associate. Cevaxin Research Center.

Research Field:

  • Vaccines.

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus

  • Norovirus.

  • Polio.

  • COVID19

  • Flu

Dra. Milagros Chan

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Dra. Elaine Aranguren


Doctor of General Medicine

  • General Medicine.                                  

  • Sub-Investigator

Research Field:

  1. Dengue.

  2. Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

  3. Polio.

  4. Norovirus.                                               

  5. Influenza.                                               

  6. COVID -19.

Dra. Mónica Pachar


Doctora en Enfermedades Infecciosas

  • Doctor in Infectious Diseases

  • Principal Investigator at Cevaxin Research Center

Research Field:

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)

  • Antifungal and antiviral therapies

  • Vaccines targeting NTDs

  • Medical teaching techniques at a higher level

Dr. Reynaldo Chandler


Doctor in Pneumology

  • Pneumologist and Clinical Researcher at Hospital San Miguel

  • Professor of Clinical Pneumology

  • Principal Investigator in Cevaxin Research Center.

Research Field:

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Asthma

  • COVID - 19.

  • Pneumology


Our studies


Our sponsors

We have established strategic relationships with local and international entities in the scientific sector.

Our partners

During our path, the links we have created with health centers and hospitals continue to be relevant for our growth.

Where are we located?

We currently have 5 sites in Panama:

- The Panamá Clinic 

24 de diciembre


-Avenida México

- Chiriquí