Past EventNMBio February 16 – From Discovery to Development to Patient Delivery How TriCore Research Institute Pioneers Clinical Trial Support

TriCore Reference Laboratories recent launch of the TriCore Research Institute (TRI) will support biotech companies that need validation for their ideas and technologies in early stages of research. It is one of several health platforms that TriCore is premiering this year – platforms that will create a center of healthcare innovation and excellence in New Mexico and enhance patient care.

As the largest provider of lab services in the state, TriCore is positioned to provide medical informatics that yield better health outcomes and lower overall diagnostic costs. New testing developed by TRI will allow more patients to remain in NM for more specialized care.

TRLwill focus on assay development and collaborate with local, national and international biotech companies to create new frontiers in the practice of clinical and diagnostic laboratory medicine.

Wilda McDonough and Jesse Villanueva, Research Coordinators with TriCore, will discuss how they can help you and your firm with the latest industry trends for a successful trial.  

SPECIAL NOTE: A tour of TriCore’s facilities will be available to attendees at the conclusion of the luncheon meeting.

Speaker Bios:

Jesus Villanueva, BS, is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) with over 12 years’ experience conducting clinical trials.  He has a strong background in coordinating both Academic and Phase I-IV Pharma consenting trials. Jesus has experience in Dermatology, Diabetes, Oncology, HIV, Hypertension and Pediatric Vaccine clinical studies.  To meet the growing demands of TriCore Research Institute, Jesus joined the research team in 2014 and has coordinated in vitro diagnostic device clinical trials.  He thrives on the responsibility of coordinating trials and maintaining TriCore’s strong reputation in the industry.

Wilda McDonough, BS, is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).   She has worked in medical research for over 30 years, including the fields of anatomy, transfusion medicine and pharma.  Since 2001, she has coordinated in vitro diagnostic device clinical trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories.  Wilda is passionate about helping other researchers bring their projects to successful completion.


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