Dr. Itzcoatl Pla

 -Bristol Myers Squibb-

Itzcoatl Pla has over 18 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, ranging from process control, process development, process characterization, large-scale clinical and commercial manufacturing,  establishing new experimental and technical teams, transferring processes to and from third-party manufacturers, process validation and life-cycle management and licensure by various Health Authorities.  Itzcoatl currently leads the Parenterals MS&T organization providing technical stewardship across the BMS late-stage and commercial sterile manufacturing network.

Itzcoatl joined Bristol-Myers Squibb at Devens, MA in July 2013 as the Director for MS&T Drug Substance and later Global Capabilities, having previously worked initially for Abbott Laboratories and Abbvie in Massachusetts, Singapore and Puerto Rico. Itzcoatl holds a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz, in Mexico, and a PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.