Biotech Industry Veteran Steven Holtzman Joins the Sync Project Board

We’re very grateful that Steven Holtzman will join the Sync Project Board. Steve is the former Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Biogen Idec. Prior to this he was the Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served as the company's founding Chief Executive Officer. Prior to starting Infinity, he was an early leader and Chief Business Officer of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1996-2001, he served as a Presidential appointee to the US National Bioethics Advisory Commission. 

As we were discussing the potential application of evidence-based music therapeutics across a range of conditions, Steve said this: “Opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and it often begins with a prescription for pain medication following surgery or injury. We need to pursue alternative solutions for managing pain and other conditions, and clinically-validated, personalized music therapeutics present a promising option.” 

Steve is also a trustee of the Berklee College of Music and we actually first met when he introduced us to the Berklee team that lead to our fruitful and continuing collaboration

Thank you Steven for that introduction and for joining the Sync Project!