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The MCA’s Clinical Trials Consortium is a forum that facilitates dialogue among stakeholders. It organizes, plans, and implements strategies and initiatives to make a significant contribution to the global community. Our region is committed to becoming a globally competitive player in the clinical trial industry to advance the commercialization of novel diagnostics and medical breakthroughs that help people live longer, healthier, and more active lives.
Our programs & initiatives are designed to achieve the strategic mission, vision, and primary objectives of the Consortium.
MCA is engaged in an ongoing dialogue with existing clinical research sites in the region to support their needs, goals, and interests. Support of existing sites may involve business introductions, investigator and coordinator candidate referrals, grant opportunity identification and support, facilitating educational and networking events, trial and site marketing and promotion, etc.
MCA plans and strategizes on how to grow clinical trial infrastructure, capacity, and capabilities in the region in a manner that is forward-thinking and in line with the future of clinical trials.
MCA facilitates community-wide education, communication, and collaboration to engage the medical community in clinical research, deepen clinical research understanding, recruit trial workforce, and recruit patients and subjects to trials.
MCA fosters collaborative partnerships with national clinical research organizations, site networks, and industry associations to do all of the above.
The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization formed in 2006 whose mission is to cultivate a dynamic biomedical industry and globally competitive innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region. The MCA 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 its 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 Trial Consortium and its workforce development & STEM programs.