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Itzcoatl Pla Head of Global MS&T Capabilities at Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA


Itzcoatl has over 16 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. Currently responsible for providing technical leadership on key capabilities across the BMS late-stage and commercial manufacturing network, including Material Sciences, Process Microbiology, Cryogenics, Knowledge Management & CMC Document Management.

Itzcoatl joined Bristol-Myers Squibb at Devens, MA in July 2013, having previously worked initially for Abbott Laboratories and later 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.

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