Joined Delcath as Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance in November 2009, and was promoted to Executive Vice President – Global Head of Operations in July 2016.

Previously Mr. Purpura was with Bracco Diagnostics/E-Z-EM as Vice President and then Executive Director of International Regulatory Affairs from 2007 to 2008, and Head of Regulatory Affairs for North America and Latin America from 2008 to October 2009. Prior to E-Z-EM, Mr. Purpura had an 11-year career with Sanofi-Aventis with progressively more senior Regulatory and CMC responsibilities, ultimately serving as Associate Vice President for Regulatory and CMC from 2005 to 2007. Prior to Sanofi, Mr. Purpura held various quality and regulatory management roles with Pharma companies from 1985 to 1995. He earned a MS in Management & Policy and BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.