Meet the Team

Andrew Finnerty - CCMI General Manager

Andrew has 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry having worked for Warner Lambert, Schering Plough, Organon and Merck Sharpe and Dohme. He has worked extensively in the areas of quality, development, validation and production.  He has significant experience in the areas of aseptic manufacturing and operational management. He has a degree in Biochemistry and an MBA.

Tel: +353 91 494159

Fax: +353 91 495547


Prof. Timothy O'Brien - Director of REMEDI

Professor O'Brien established the Regenerative Medicine Institute at NUI, Galway (REMEDI).  The focus of the Institute is to exploit the synergies between the technologies of gene delivery and stem cell biology to promote organ regeneration and repair.  The principal initial disease targets of the Institute are ischaemic cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis.

Prof. Frank Barry - Scientific Director of REMEDI

Researcher in the therapeutic application of adult stem cells, especially mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow.

Aoife Duffy - CCMI Production Manager

Aoife has over 15 years experience in ATMPs and GMP manufacturing. Her background is in quality assurance, compliance, stem cell production, process optimisation, aseptic manufacturing and regulatory affairs. She has a Masters in Molecular Medicine and a Higher Diploma in Quality Assurance.

Miriam Holohan - CCMI Qualified Person

Miriam has spent over 25 years working in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry. Her background is primarily as a Qualified Person and in Quality Assurance Management, Miriam has a Higher Diploma in Applied Science and a Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has extensive experience in all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing including project management and providing Technical and Regulatory support.