Dr. Monica Vialpando is a pharmaceutically-trained product development scientist, specializing in the formulation of poorly water soluble drugs. As founder and CEO of Via Innovations, a bespoke product development company, she integrates this background with plant-based medicines to create fit-for-purpose designed products.

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she is active in education and thought leadership and is a scientific advisor to multiple organizations. With a passion for diversity and global connection, Dr. Vialpando’s reach extends beyond typical barriers to collaborate with international experts and companies. She also leverages this throughout her company to design their differentiated products through the integration of plant-based medicines, technology and creative design.