We deliver a full spectrum of clinical research, market access, and regulatory consulting services from bench to commercialization in Colombia and the rest of Latin America.
Michael A. Alvarez
Michael is executive director for industry relations for Columbia University of NYC, based in their new site location in San Francisco, CA. Prior to that, he served as Vice President for Business Development for Bell Biosystems, establishing strategic relationships with biotechnology, device and tool companies, and leading the company Beta partnership program to engage selected academic and industry labs as early technology adopters. Before this, he was founding director of the MD Anderson Center for Professional Development and Entrepreneurship, facilitating the translation of technologies and expertise into practical application. Prior to this, he founded and directed the Stanford School of Medicine Career Center, establishing external relationships on behalf of the University, advising and developing resources for start-up companies, and designing formal programs to support entrepreneurship and the professional advancement of clinicians and researchers. Throughout more than 20 years, his experience spans both business and academic settings, including coaching and advising at Boston College, management consulting as part of Accenture's NYC practice, founding and directing the UCSF Center for Career & Professional Development, and providing consultation to life science and media companies in the areas of business strategy and organizational design. He is widely sought for input and expert opinion on workforce development, technology commercialization, and medical science training, and has written, reviewed, and published many articles on these topics in key venues. Michael holds bachelors and master’s degrees from Boston College, a certificate in Intellectual Property Management from the University of Washington, and studied business at IESE in Barcelona, Spain. He is an Emeritus Chair of the Bay Bio Institute, holds a Visiting Scholar appointment at UC Berkeley, and actively participates on bioscience boards and committees both regionally and nationally. Read more.
Julio G. Martinez-Clark
Julio is CEO of bioaccess.™ He is a savvy leader with an indelible reputation for delivering inventive and growth-focused business strategies. He is recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit, grit and vision that build the foundation for successful ventures. Julio has been working with medical device companies for over 10 years helping them design and implement successful clinical trial, regulatory and market entry/access strategies in Colombia and other countries in Latin America. Prior to that, Julio worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a technology consultant assigned to a project to improve the healthcare system in Trinidad & Tobago. Prior to that, Julio was the co-founder and president of a successful real estate investment firm in Orlando, FL, among other ventures in the telecom and computer industries. Prior to that, Julio worked for Lucent managing its distributor channel partner in Latin America, and also worked for Nortel as a networking consultant. Julio has a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering and a master's degree in business administration (M.B.A.). Julio is a recognized medical device expert and his insights on the medical device industry have been featured on industry-leading publications such as Med Device Online and Clinical Leader. Julio is based in Orlando, FL and is recognized as one of the most entrepreneurial Colombians in the city. Read more.