The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation is committed to increasing clinical trial activity across the El Paso, Texas; Juarez, Mexico, and southern New Mexico region. This is part of their mission to cultivate a dynamic biomedical industry and a globally competitive innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Clinical trials will aid in opening the door for promising new vaccines, drug therapies, dietary supplements, and medical devices. They can also provide valuable insight into the health effects of dietary and lifestyle choices.

Clinical Trials Consortium

The Clinical Trials Consortium is a forum that facilitates dialogue among clinical research stakeholders and organizes, plans, and implements strategies designed to make a significant contribution to the global community by helping to advance the medical breakthroughs that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.

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Our Initiatives

Our initiatives are the strategic actions the MCA and our Clinical Trials Consortium are taking to become a competitive player in the clinical trials industry.

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Industry Associations

MCA has developed affiliations with industry associations to help achieve the MCA's goal of clinical research excellence and collaboration:


Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)


The Conference Forum: Clinical Research As A Care Option (CRAACO)


El Paso County Medical Society (EPCMS)

MCA Foundation

The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2006 whose mission it is to develop a biomedical industry in the region. The MCA’s plays major roles in real estate – master planning the MCA campus, developing the Cardwell Collaborative biomedical incubator and VA mental health and wellness center – and it biomedical programs such as its Innovation Center supporting tech start-ups, BIO El Paso-Juarez representing and growing the medical device manufacturing industry, its Healthcare Think Tank strategizing how to improve regional healthcare, its Clinical Trials Consortium and its workforce development & STEM programs.

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