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The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation is committed to increasing Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials across West Texas and Southern New Mexico. It is our mission to cultivate a dynamic biomedical industry and a globally competitive innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem.
A clinical trial is a research study conducted in human beings with the goal of answering specific questions about new drug therapies, devices, vaccines or diagnostics. More specifically, trials are performed to determine the efficacy and safety of a new treatment and are required before the FDA can determine that medical products are safe and effective for people to use.
The medical industry is set to bridge the gap between research and healthcare so that clinical research may be presented as a care option during a patient’s routine office visit. Competitive clinical trial hubs will then effectively increase a patient’s access to trials and integrate clinical research into the continuum of care.
The process of bringing a new drug or device to market can be slow, costly, and inefficient. As a result, efforts are being made to scan the industry for solutions that support more efficient drug development processes through clinical research.
Improve a patient’s access to life-saving, cutting-edge therapeutics and diagnostics.
Advance innovations and technology, improving patient trial recruitment, efficiency, performance, and quality.
Grow world-class research talent, high-quality trial sites, and centers of excellence.
Achieve better healthcare and outcomes, improve the health and wellness of patients, and make a significant contribution to the global community.
The Paso del Norte region is made up of El Paso, Texas; Juarez, Mexico and southern New Mexico – a metroplex with a unique and desirable demographic for medical research. The combination of a high population density, a low number of current clinical trials, prevalent Hispanic population, and a growing healthcare market makes the Paso del Norte region an appealing hub for expanded clinical-research opportunities.