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Kenneth I. Moch has broad expertise building, managing and financing private and public life science companies from start-up through commercialization, and has helped build 6 companies which have pioneered novel technologies.
Mr. Moch is the President & CEO of Cognition Therapeutics, Inc., a company focused on novel drug targets and disease modifying therapies for disorders of the central nervous system. He previously has served as President & CEO of 4 life science companies: Chimerix, Inc., an antiviral therapeutics company which is developing brincidofovir as the first broad spectrum agent against DNA viruses; BioMedical Enterprises, a manufacturer and marketer of nitinol orthopedic implants; Alteon, Inc., a developer of small molecule therapeutics for cardiovascular aging and diabetic complications; and Biocyte Corporation, where he pioneered the storage and therapeutic use of cord blood stem cells and launched the first cord blood stem cell storage bank. Earlier he was a co-founder and Vice President of The Liposome Company, Inc., a pioneer in the use of liposomes for the delivery of anticancer and antifungal drugs. He has also been a Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at ThinkEquity Partners and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Building on his longstanding interest in health policy, Mr. Moch served for over a decade on the Board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), as Secretary of BIO’s Emerging Companies Section, and as a member of the BIO’s BioEthics Committee. He is a past Chairman of BioNJ and a past member of the Executive Committee of the New York Biotechnology Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of M2Gen - Moffitt Genetics Corporation, the personalized medicine subsidiary of the Moffitt Cancer Center.
Mr. Moch is a member of the NYU Working Group on Compassionate Use and Pre-Approval Access. In August 2014, Ken and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D., the Head of Medical Ethics at NYU Medical Center, co-authored an article in Health Affairs on the ethical issues surrounding access to experimental medicines, "Rescue Me: The Challenge Of Compassionate Use In The Social Media Era." In March 2015 Ken contributed an Op-Ed to The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Wanted: Guidelines for Access to Experimental Drugs.”
Mr. Moch holds an A.B. in biochemistry from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.