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The Team

Your Allies in LATAM

Meet Our People

We operate in a people’s business where personal contact and good communication make a huge difference. From finding sites, helping in the recruitment process or resolving queries, they exploit such interpersonal skills as the basis for our success.

We are very proud to present our team

Our Leadership

Executive Director

Martin Hernandez-Torre, MD

Academic physician who was the Dean of Monterrey Tech Medical School. He was Academic Vice-President for TecSalud, and also Dean of the School of Biotechnology & Health. He has also been Vice-president for International Relations & Development for TecSalud. 

He was a Board Member of the Association of Academic Health Centers 2017-2019, and Board Member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research universities for the 21st century. He was also Board Member at Clinica Nova.

Currently, an active member of the National Researchers System (SNI) Level 1 in Mexico and AIM Global Consultant – AAHCI, first Latin American Academic leader invited for this position.

Martín Hernández-Torre

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Martin is a Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialist from Baylor College of Medicine, where he received the Henry D. McIntosh award as chief resident. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from UT
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Experienced Clinical Team

Operations Management

Daniela Maresca

Country Lead Argentina
Daniela Maresca studied social communication and social psychology.

She began working in the clinical research industry in 2006 as a Regulatory Specialist, and since then has worked for several renowned companies specializing in clinical trials.

She has specialized in the regulatory process in Argentina, and in her last experiences she has worked in the coordination of projects for LATAM.
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Sanjuanita Regalado

Pharmacovigilance Officer
Sanjuanita is a pediatrician graduated from the University of Monterrey with a Master's degree in Bioethics from the College of Bioethics of Nuevo León.

She has more than 20 years of experience working in clinical research in phase III clinical trials and bioequivalence studies, which allow her to work with national and international regulations, in addition to collaborating in inspections by authorities such as COFEPRIS, FDA, ANVISA and INVIMA.

She is convinced that teamwork is the key to achieving the established goals.
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Adriana Chávez

Director of Clinical Operations
Adriana has more than 30 years of experience working in the Clinical Research field, with primary expertise in phase I, II, III, and IV studies, as well as extensive experience in all regions globally.

Her areas of expertise include Clinical Operations, Clinical Monitoring, Project Management, Line Management, Auditing, and Quality Assurance.
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Jaime Hinojosa

Quality Manager
Jaime has a Bachelor’s Sciences Degree by the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León and a Master´s degree in Quality Manangement Systems, he has 10 years of experience in Quality field in Clinical Research and Health Care Industry as a Quality Assurance Manager and QxP Auditor.

Furthermore, Jaime Hinojosa experience in Regulatory Affairs and Human Resources fields.

He has extensive experience attending third-party audits and regulatory inspections, developing and maintaining clinical quality management systems based on ISO 9001 and international regulations applicable to clinical research.

Jaime Hinojosa oversaw the development of Clinical Quality Management Systems, created and trained auditor teams according to ISO 19011, GCP and applicable research guidelines.
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Yadira Angel

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Yadira is Pharmacist graduated at the National University of Colombia (UNAL) and coursed the MBA program at IMF Bussiness School in Spain, she also has a postgraduate in Epidemiology and Public Health in University Javeriana in Colombia.

Yadira is a passionate and dedicated proffesional with 15 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries where has led successful initiatives in special in Clinical Trials where has recieved many recognizions and price for her gestion and dedication, always procuring custumer satisfaction.

As of April 2021, he joined Cohortias as a Regulatory Affairs Senior Professional in Colombia.
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Erika Guajardo

Project Manager
Erika studied a degree in Biological Pharmaceutical Chemist at the Chemical Faculty of UNAM and has a Master of Science.

She has 19 years of experience in Clinical Research including Monitoring, Start Up Phase Studies, Phase 4 Studies (Real World) and Management of Phase 3 and Phase 4 Studies.
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Operational Team

Melisa Reyes

Regulatory Specialist
Melisa has a Bachelor´s of Business Administration.

She has been working in Pharma Companies and has over 10 years of experience in Regulatory Activities related to Clinical Trials Development.
Melisa joins to Cohortias to contribute patients have a better quality of life.
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Carlos Pérez

Clinical Trial Assistant
Graduate of Chemistry School, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) as Biological Pharmaceutical Chemistry career. With experience in clinical research working for the Instituto Nacional de Perinatología, and in pharmacotherapy follow up in elderly patients with chronic disses, and also sealing medicines and medical devises to government institutions.

I have a Diploma in Nutrition Applications by the Chemistry School (UNAM) and a certificate in technovigilance and good dispensing practices in a drugstore (SICAD) by COFEPRIS.
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Gustavo Lobo

Clinical Research Associate
Bachelor of Medicine Degree by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

He has more of 15 years of experience in Clinical Research working for and big size CROs and pharm, developing his career in clinical monitoring as CRA and safety as Medical Monitor, his last position was focused coaching and mentoring of competence a Clinical Laboratories group involved in an Institutional Health Project SSA. Health Program developed to Guadalajara Jalisco Government in according to local requirements to provide health support to population in Guadalajara city.

He has monitored many therapeutic areas such as Cardiovascular, Endocrine Disorders, Infectious and Infestations, HIV, Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders, Neoplasms Benign, Malignant and Unspecified, Breast Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Nervous System Disorders
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Haydee Nava

Study Start Up Associate
Bachelor Degree in Business Relationships at IPN, whit more than 7 years of experience in Clinical Sciences and 10 years into Business Administration and Commercial Relationships, professional background in Marketing and know development on Startup phase, submissions and approval process with Ethic Committees, continuous learning in ICH guidelines and GCPs.

Currently in Startup phase Finding & evaluating potential sites who have patient populations and skills to execute the study, also involved in the process of managing the dissemination, completion and collection of essential information for all sites and investigators
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Alma Iñarritu

Study Star-up Specialist
Alma studied International Relations at the Facultad de Políticas y Ciencias Sociales de la UNAM s.

She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry and has 10 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Vaccine Clinical Research, has carried out regulatory activities and launched studies related to the development of clinical trials.
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Luisa Cavazos

TMF Specialist
Luisa graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering with concentration in Molecular Biology from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). As an undergraduate student, she started working in research leaned toward the areas of nutrition science and health care.

Her interest in investigation led her to be co-author in a scientific article as well as being part of a project to obtain compounds used in bio-pharmacology research. She is currently working as a Clinical Research Assistant in Clinical Trials Phase 3 in Cardiology
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Natsuko Paniagua

Clinical Research Associate
Natsuko Paniagua is a Biotechnology Engineer with a concentration in molecular biology from ITESM CCM. She completed a master's degree in experimental clinical research in health from UNAM, in which she was able to collaborate with public health institutes of CDMX; her interest in the project with a focus on epigenetics and genetics led her to be the first author of a scientific article.

In 2019, she began her career in clinical research as a CRA and has had experience in both pediatric and adult studies for various pathologies.

She currently works as a Clinical Research Associate, seeking to generate new knowledge and therapeutic alternatives that benefit the population so that they have a better quality of life.
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Administrative & Business Development

Francisco García Velez

Business Development Director
Francisco graduated in Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and coursed the Executive MBA program at Universitat de Barcelona. He is a Clinical Research professional with 20 years of experience in R&D, focused on Clinical Operations, new products pipeline definition and KOL identification for LatAm.

He has been a director of global projects for most of therapeutic areas including vaccines, biologics, medical devices and post marketed products in global and local Pharmaceutical Companies as well as a global CRO. He has been focused on ensuring a sustained progression of the organizations in LatAm.

As of April 2021, he joined Cohortias as a Director of Clinical Operations.
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Oscar Luviano

Finance and Administration Director
Oscar has a degree in Public Accounting from the Technological University of Mexico, with a Master's degree in Corporate and Stock Market Finance from the Anáhuac del Sur University.

He has 15 years of professional experience working for international companies, highlighting 6 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry in companies such as Novartis, Ipsen and Shire.
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Pedro Álvarez

Business Development Manager
Pedro is passionate about developing marketing campaigns with meaning, he specializes in effectively optimizing marketing plans that integrates traditional and online media to position brands, products and services.

His work always delivers creative and well thought out efforts that can be represented in meaningful and reliable metrics. Pedro defines himself as someone committed to what he does, motivated by new challenges and as someone that has the ability to work under pressure.

Mr. Alvarez graduated in 2016 from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communication. He also obtained an Associate Degree in Business and Administration from Western Texas College, Snyder, TX.
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Nereo Anaya

Marketing Coordinator
He specializes in social media management, content creation for digital media, and video production. He reflects his work through established metrics and the quality of each one of them.

Nereo defines himself as a person full of creativity, who likes to work hard and set new challenges every day.

Nereo graduated in 2020 from Universidad del Valle de México with a Executive Bacherlor´s Degree in Marketing.
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Emire Rousselon

Human Resources
Emire, is the Corporate Assistant in Cohortias International. Before joining Cohortias in 2017, Emire worked as an Executive Assistant with the Director of the School of Biotechnology and Health of Tecnologico de Monterrey for 14 years, where she supported the full operations from the directors office and the Board of the School, as well as all the team of healthcare professionals.

With over 20 years of experience office as executive assistant positions and a track record of strong performance in high volume, high pressure environments. She has always has had the control and execution of the Finances of the units under her responsibility, she has a working experience on the SAP environment to manage her finance responsibilities.

Emire skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues at Cohortias International. Always seeking for the satisfaction and comfort of the client. She always looks for the benefit of the company and all her coworkers.
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Cohortias International
  • Latin America (LATAM) is a region known for its diverse patient population, which makes it an attractive destination for clinical research. With a population that encompasses various ethnicities, age groups, and socioeconomic backgrounds, LATAM offers a rich pool of potential study participants.
  • Conducting clinical trials in LATAM presents unique advantages, including access to treatment-naive patients, which can provide valuable insights into the safety and efficacy of investigational drugs. Additionally, the region’s favorable regulatory environment and streamlined approval processes make it conducive to efficient study conduct.
  • With Cohortias, you gain access to our extensive network of research sites across LATAM, ensuring efficient and reliable study conduct. Our team of experienced professionals understands the nuances of conducting trials in the region and can navigate regulatory requirements with ease. Whether you’re seeking to expand your study into LATAM or looking for a partner to oversee the entire trial process, Cohortias has the expertise and resources to support your needs.
  • Our CRO partnering model is designed to foster collaborative relationships with sponsors, ensuring seamless communication and mutual success. We believe in working closely with our clients to understand their unique goals and challenges, allowing us to tailor our services to meet their specific needs.
  • At Cohortias, we view our clients as partners, and we strive to build long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, and shared objectives. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality services and providing proactive support throughout every stage of the clinical trial process.
  • By partnering with Cohortias, you benefit from our expertise in clinical trial management, regulatory compliance, and site selection. Whether you require assistance with study design, protocol development, site monitoring, or data management, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the complexities of the drug development process.
  • Cohortias specializes in high-enrollment rescue studies, helping sponsors overcome recruitment challenges and meet study timelines. We understand the critical importance of patient enrollment in the success of a clinical trial and employ innovative strategies to accelerate recruitment.
  • Our experienced team leverages a variety of recruitment tactics, including targeted advertising, patient advocacy groups, and physician referrals, to identify and enroll eligible participants. Additionally, our extensive network of research sites allows us to quickly mobilize resources and expand patient access to investigational treatments.
  • With Cohortias as your partner, you can expect rapid enrollment, efficient study execution, and timely data delivery. We are committed to helping you achieve your recruitment goals and ensuring the success of your clinical trial.
  • Conducting clinical trials in LATAM offers numerous benefits, including diverse patient populations, streamlined regulatory processes, and cost-effective trial conduct. The region’s multicultural demographics and varying disease prevalence rates provide researchers with access to a broad spectrum of patients, facilitating robust data collection and analysis.
  • Furthermore, LATAM boasts favorable regulatory frameworks that prioritize patient safety while supporting expedited trial approvals. This regulatory environment, coupled with lower operational costs compared to other regions, makes LATAM an attractive destination for sponsors seeking to conduct clinical research.
  • With Cohortias as your partner, you can tap into these benefits while ensuring high-quality data and efficient study execution. Our team of experts is well-versed in the regulatory requirements of LATAM countries and can navigate the intricacies of the local landscape to facilitate smooth trial conduct.
  • With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Cohortias has established itself as a trusted partner for sponsors seeking to conduct clinical trials in LATAM. Our extensive track record of success spans a wide range of therapeutic areas and study types, demonstrating our ability to deliver results across diverse projects.
  • Throughout our two decades in the industry, we have built strong relationships with sponsors, research sites, and regulatory authorities, enabling us to navigate the complexities of the drug development process with confidence. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to our clients’ success are the cornerstones of our approach.
  • Whether you’re conducting a phase I clinical trial or a large-scale phase III study, you can rely on Cohortias to provide the expertise, resources, and support needed to achieve your objectives. We are proud of our heritage and look forward to continuing our legacy of excellence in clinical research.