Board of Directors

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Mark R. Bamforth

Mark Bamforth founded a new CDMO, Arranta Bio, in May 2019.

Previously, Mark founded Brammer Bio in 2015, a best-in-class viral vector contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) supporting cell and gene therapies. Brammer’s team grew from 110 in 2016 with the addition of 100 from the acquisition of two Biogen commercial facilities, to over 600 at the time of its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific in April 2019.  

In 2010, Mark founded a biologics CDMO, Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, and acquired a world-class facility and team of 160 from J&J with a commercial supply agreement. Gallus tripled through organic growth and merging with Laureate Biopharma. Gallus was sold to DPx Holdings B.V. in Sept. 2014.

Mark previously spent 22 years in the UK and USA running a global manufacturing operation and a pharmaceutical CMO business for Genzyme and served as a corporate officer for 9 years.

He began his career as a petroleum engineer exploring for North Sea oil with Britoil, then as a chemical engineer in the whiskey industry with Whitbread.

Mark serves on the boards of Avid Bioservices, MassBio, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Entrepreneurial Scotland. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde University and an MBA from Henley Management College.