Ms. Binodh De Silva, Binodh DeSilva. Ph.D. Vice President Analytical Strategy & Operations at Bristol-Myer Squibb Company in New Brunswick, NJ. She is responsible for leading the regulated Analytical, microbiology and industrial hygiene laboratories as well as the CMC regulatory document management functions in Product Development. She received her Bachelor’s in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Bioanalytical) in 1994 from the University of Kansas. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at the University of Kansas from 1994-1995.
She was at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Norwich, New York, from 1995-2001 and at Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA leading the bioanalytical team from 2001-2010. She joined BMS in November of 2010. Dr. DeSilva is the Past President of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) a 10,000 member organization. In addition she is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Association for women in Science (AWIS), and the Health Care Business Women’s Association (HBA) NY/NJ metro chapter. She has been an active participant developing bioanalytical guidance, collaborating with the industry and regulatory colleagues and was a member of the programming committee for multiple Crystal City workshops, the Steering Committee of the Global Bioanalytical Consortium representing North America. Dr. DeSilva has published extensively on the topics of validation of Ligand Binding assays, use of emerging technologies to enable bioanalysis, scientific data driven decisions when validating the for regulated support etc in peer reviewed journals. She has authored multiple book chapters on bioanalytical methods validation. She has received many awards and accolades such as 2018 HBA Luminary, 2017 CPSA Distinguished Scientists, 2015 Wisdom Share International Mentor of the year. She also serves on a couple of Scientific Advisory boards for CROs. Her passion is to solve analytical problems and mentor junior scientists.