The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation is committed to increasing Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials activity across El Paso, Texas, Juarez, Mexico, and the southern New Mexico region. It is our mission to cultivate a dynamic biomedical industry and a globally competitive innovation/entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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Clinical Trial Consortium

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

Our programs & initiatives are designed to achieve the strategic mission, vision, and primary objectives of the Consortium.

Strategic Goals

Support Existing Sites

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.

Grow the Region’s Infrastructure & Workforce

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.

Provide Educational Opportunities & Community Outreach

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.

Foster Collaborative Partnerships

MCA fosters collaborative partnerships with national clinical research organizations, site networks, and industry associations to do all of the above.

Industry Associations

We would like to thank the following organizations working with us to build a globally competitive clinical research hub known for clinical research excellence.

Trial Site News
El Paso County Medical Society


MCA Foundation

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.

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