To accelerate the growth of the medical device industry, some of the region’s largest manufacturers are working with the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation and universities to establish a medical “cluster.” The effort aims to establish the Borderland as a hive of medical-device innovation.
The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation selected 11 teams out of 25 applicants to participate in a new technology “proof-of-concept” competition. It is part of a broader effort by city leaders to create more high-skill, high-wage jobs in the region by cultivating innovative growth companies.
The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support planning efforts to grow the MCA campus that houses Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children’s Hospital, City of El Paso Public Health Department, the MCA’s Cardwell Collaborative biomedical incubator and others.
The Cardwell Collaborative officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month. With 60,000 square feet of cutting-edge technology, the building is a testament to our community's vision, persistence, and potential.
The Cardwell Collaborative – an office, research, and tech hub – occupies a spot alongside Interstate 10 just east of Raynolds, as part of the Medical Center of the Americas campus. In essence, it's a dream factory for 21st century entrepreneurs, and something every El Pasoan should be familiar with and speak of often.
Seven years ago, Emma Schwartz dreamed of a building to house research labs and a biomedical-companies incubator to help El Paso grow a high-tech industry.
On Friday, Schwartz and more than 200 people, including many of El Paso's movers and shakers, celebrated the opening of the $29 million, three-story, 60,000-square-foot Cardwell Collaborative building, which houses the labs and incubator she envisioned. It also houses offices for the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
The NASA technologies that entrepreneurs will compete for during the upcoming Space Race challenge in El Paso include a tiny control board for “nano” drones, a space mining robot and a sensor the width of a pin that can travel in the body to monitor a patient’s health.
The inventions are among the nine to be announced Tuesday by organizers of the competition, who gave El Paso Inc. a sneak peek.
El Paso’s entrepreneurial culture likely will get a big boost from a new project spearheaded by the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation.
The foundation announced last month that it is partnering with the Center for Advancing Innovation on Space Race, an innovation challenge that will give teams a chance to commercialize NASA inventions. The MCA Foundation hopes to launch 40 high-tech startups over the next four years through the competition.
The Medical Center of the Americas Foundation hopes to launch 40 El Paso high-tech startups in four years through the Space Race, an innovation challenge that will give entrepreneurial teams a chance to turn NASA inventions into commercialized products and potentially boost the local economy.
Jesús Carrillo Valdez will be joining the MCA Foundation on June 16 as Manager of Engineering Projects.
Construction on the Cardwell Collaborative began in February 2015 and the MCA Tech Park, Inc. is proud to report the project is on-schedule and on-budget.
Angelica Rosales, Operations Manager at the MCA Foundation, will be pursuing a Master in Nonprofit Administration this summer at the University of Notre Dame.
Priscila Olague has joined the MCA Foundation as a summer intern.
Emma Schwartz, President of the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation, was recently appointed to the Emerging Leaders Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
El Paso’s first biomedical research and technology commercialization building being developed by the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Tech Park, Inc., under the flagship of the MCA Foundation, broke ground on February 19, 2015.
El Paso City Council recently approved the sale of 13 acres of city property, next to Interstate 10 in Central El Paso, to the MCA Foundation.
The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation recently closed on the purchase of city land at Gateway East and Colfax, near the Raynolds Exit.
On October 16, leaders representing the El Paso/Las Cruces healthcare industry met with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce & the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation are organizing a State of Healthcare address. Titled “Healthcare Rising” – this first-ever program will shed light on the how far the region’s healthcare industry has come and where it is headed. It will feature “lightning” talks by high-profile industry leaders.
Tradeline, a leading-edge resource publication for facilities planning and management, describes El Paso’s developing Cardwell Collaborative building as “poised to become a powerful economic driver in El Paso, Texas.”
Texas Tech’s Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing in El Paso had a topping out of the last steel beam on its new building.