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.

Mags Desmond - CCMI Quality Manager

Mags has 10 years experience working in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech fields.  She has previously worked for Glaxo Smithkline and Boston Scientific.  Her background is in microbiology and she has significant experience in the areas of quality control, manufacturing, quality assurance and compliance.


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.

Lisa O'Reilly - Stem Cell Technologist.

Lisa has over 5 years experience in GMP cell processing. Her background is in Microbiology and she has been working in CCMI for 5 years as both a quality associate working in Microbiology, Environmental Monitoring and Document Control and a stem cell technologist working in aseptic manufacturing. She has a BSC in Microbiology.

Aoife Duffy - CCMI Production Manager

Aoife has over 10 years experience in GMP cell processing. Her background is in quality assurance, compliance, stem cell production, process optimisation and aseptic manufacturing. She has a Masters in Molecular Medicine and a Higher Diploma in Quality Assurance.

Tatiana Doroshenkova - CCMI Quality Control Scientist

Tatiana has experience in GMP cell processing. Her background is in optimisation and validation of the methods for stem cell selection, expansion, animal- and xeno-free medium formulation for production of clinical grade adult human stem cells. She has extensive experience in stem cells quality testing, flow cytometry and pre-clinical work. She has a Masters in Regenerative Medicine and is a Winner of SFI/TIDA Commercialisation Pitching Performance 2014.

Siobhán Stack - Stem Cell Technologist

Siobhán has 15 years of experience in the medical device field with expertise in mammalian tissue culture. Proficient in GMP/ GLP and complying to high quality standards and systems throughout her career. Her qualification is an MSc in Biomedical Science. She joined the CCMI team early 2014.

Gemma O'Brien - Stem Cell Technologist

Marc is responsible for ensuring the quality of raw materials, intermediates and final product, with particular expertise in flow cytometry, karyology, HPLC and cell culture. He has over 10 years GMP experience, which includes active participation in cell manufacture with previous companies.