Mexico City, Oct. 23, 2019. The Institute of the Americas signed a Collaboration Agreement with Mexico’s Chamber of Senators who are members of Mexico’s Commission of Health.  Senators on the Commission represent all Mexican political parties including Morena, PRI, PAN, PRD, PT, and the Movimiento Ciudadano.

The purpose of this agreement is to establish a framework for cooperation and development of inter-institutional activities in the fields of life science and biotech, as well as other fields related to health in Mexico and the United States of America.  The areas of collaboration include:  biotechnology, medical tourism, community outreach, healthcare strategies, immigrant health, among others.

Institute President, Theodore Gildred, III stated, “Signing this important agreement to collaborate with the Mexican Commission of Health is an important step in the Institute’s implementation of its Life Science & Biotech Program.  On behalf of the Institute, I am honored to enter into this collaboration with the Commission of Health.  The commitment of 18 Mexican Senators is truly outstanding.  The Institute looks forward to working closely with the Commission and its individual Senators as we move forward to address the opportunities and challenges in the life science and biotech arena.”

Over the Institute’s 37-year history, it has had a special and close relationship with Mexico, regularly hosting Mexican public officials, businessmen, thought leaders, academics, teachers, students and journalists at its conferences, workshops, seminars, and special events. The Institute has hosted several Latin American heads of state; including three Mexican presidents.

Founded in 1983, the Institute of the Americas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is headquartered in La Jolla, California.  It has a broad network throughout the Americas playing a pivotal role in the Western Hemisphere as an honest and neutral convener.  Its top three programs are its Energy & Sustainability Program, STEM Education Program, and Life Sciece & Biotech Program.

For more information, please contact Mr. Theodore Gildred, III, President or Martha Pizani, MAS Life Science & Biotech Program Director at (858) 964-1713. Email: mpizani@iamericas.org

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