Laurence Blumberg, M.D. is Arch Oncology’s President and Chief Executive Officer and also serves as a Director. He has over thirty years of experience in the biotechnology industry as an executive, founder, analyst, and board member. Before joining Arch Oncology, he was Co-founder, Founding Chief Executive Officer, and Director for Syntimmune, which was acquired by Alexion for a total cash consideration of up to $1.2 billion in 2018. At Syntimmune, he led key operational roles as President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all development through clinical proof-of-concept as well as for finance and business development functions.
Previously, Dr. Blumberg worked at Kadmon Corporation, serving as Senior Vice President, Project Management and leading business development. Earlier in his career, he was Co-founder and Director of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, from the Company’s founding in 1998 through its acquisition by Biogen in 2007. Subsequently, spun out as Bioverativ, Syntonix’s hemophilia therapy program has generated over $2 billion in sales annually and was acquired by Sanofi for approximately $12 billion. As an investment professional, Dr. Blumberg was Managing Member of Blumberg Capital Management, an Analyst covering biotechnology and medical device companies for Alliance Capital Management, and held Associate-level positions at venture capital and public equity firms.
He received a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, and an Executive MBA from Columbia University School of Business. He completed an Internship in Surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital and was an Otolaryngology resident at Geisinger Medical Center prior to his biotechnology career.