The Clinical Trials Consortium (CTC) is a forum that facilitates on-going dialogue and discussion among stakeholders and that organizes, plans, and implements strategies and initiatives designed to achieve the Consortium’s mission.

Consortium Governance

The CTC is comprised of over 30+ key industry stakeholders from the US and Mexico who are committed to the development and advancements of the region’s clinical trial infrastructure. As the Executive Sponsor, the MCA serves as a convener and neutral facilitator for the Clinical Trial Consortium. Dr. Charles Miller, PhD, Associate VP for Research & Healthcare Quality at UT Health in Houston, Texas – and MCA board member – is serving as the founding chair of the consortium.


  • Improve health and wellness of individuals in our region and beyond.
  • Improve regional access to healthcare innovation.
  • Show leadership in the development of new medicines, medical products and diagnostics.
  • Expand the region’s attractiveness for biomedical research.
  • Facilitate clinical trial innovation, operational excellence and collaboration.
  • Advance niche areas matching our region’s core capabilities health disparities and health needs.


  • Map our region’s clinical trial infrastructure and identify gaps in our region’s supply chain and infrastructure.
  • Develop a 3-year strategic plan or set of strategic initiatives designed to improve our region’s competitiveness.
  • Implement core initiatives and solutions.
  • Promote the region’s clinical trial industry locally and globally.

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