On this episode of SPOT radio, Charlie Webb speaks with Julio G. Martinez-Clark about the expansion of trade in medical devices and pharmaceuticals from Latin America. We will discuss the possibility of Latin America being a sleeping giant for med-tech.
Julio G. Martinez-Clark believes that Colombia represents an untapped destination for medical device manufacturers to do clinical research and one of the perfect country gateways to enter the Latin American market. Julio is the CEO of bioaccess™ –a contract research organization (CRO) and market access consultancy that works with medical device companies to help them do early-feasibility clinical trials and commercialize their innovations in Colombia and the rest of Latin America. Julio is a recognized medical device expert, and his insights on the medical device industry have a voice in industry-leading publications such as Med Device Online and Clinical Leader. Julio is also the host of the LATAM Medtech Leaders podcast: A weekly conversation with Medtech leaders who have succeeded in Latin America. Julio currently serves as an advisory board member for Stetson University's Leading Disruptive Innovation program. His past experiences include technology consultant for Johns Hopkins Hospital, a co-founder and president of a successful real estate investment firm, startup ventures in the telecom and computer industries, and technical and business positions at global telecom and networking companies, including Lucent and Nortel. Julio has a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Saint Thomas University in Bogota, Colombia, and a master's degree in business administration (M.B.A.) from Western New England University in Springfield, MA. Julio lives in Orlando, FL.
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