Emilio Sacristan, Ph.D.

Development of Healthcare technologies in Latin-America

An overview of medical technology development in Latin America will be presented,  including several notable success stories. However, the pitfalls of import substitution,  design for the third world,  and the constraints of a limited technological infrastructure will be discussed as principal causes of many failures.  The presentation will conclude with some of the lessons learned and future outlook for the region.


sacristanDr. Sacristan is a respected Mexican Researcher, Inventor and Entrepreneur in the field of medical technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and is Professor and Director of the National Center for Medical Instrumentation and Imaging Research, CI3M, at the UAM-Iztapalapa, Mexico, and founder of 7 medical technology startups.