As part of its mission to develop and catalyze the life sciences ecosystem in the Paso del Norte region, the MCA Foundation is bringing together area manufacturers, startups, academic institutions and government and nonprofit organizations to form a thriving biomedical industry cluster.

These industry players from West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Northern Mexico have come together under the umbrella of BIO El Paso/Juárez, a nonprofit organization created by the MCA to accelerate the formation, expansion and attraction of biomedical enterprises across the region.

BIO El Paso/Juárez is affiliated with the Austin-based Texas Healthcare Bioscience Institute and the Biotechnology and Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest biotechnology trade association.

BIO El Paso/Juárez membership benefits include:

  • Listing in Member Directory to improve company visibility, branding, and digital presence
  • Promotion of member company activities and news via BIO El Paso/Juárez webpage/newsletter/social media
  • Reduced or complimentary registration for BIO El Paso/Juárez events and programs, including professional development seminars, business development expos, networking events, annual meeting, etc.
  • Opportunities to attend networking events and make connections
  • Committee participation to work on strategic planning for growth of the biomedical industry
  • Access to consultant and service provider lists
  • Membership for all employees of your company/organization
  • Business referrals and introductions to other members and outside organizations (when appropriate)
  • Technical and customer service assistance related to economic development, local and state services, workforce development, collaborations, and other resources
  • Access to cluster data and other reports
  • Coming later in 2018—access to group purchasing discounts and job postings

Join BIO El Paso/Juárez today—click here for membership information and a complete list of benefits.

Healthcare Asset Mapping

To support a thriving biomedical industry cluster in the Paso del Norte region, the MCA has initiated the Healthcare Asset Mapping project to gather and organize information from the health care and technology industries across the region.

Within these industries, 26 business sectors have been identified for data collection. The valuable data obtained can be used in a variety of ways, including for strategic planning and biomedical cluster tracking. Data is gathered from both El Paso and Juárez, leading to better comparisons between economies.

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