Deneen Holohan joins BBI Solutions to strengthen its Antibody Services business in EMEA
With an established Antibody Services business in the US, BBI Solutions has ambitions to develop new partnerships with customers for its end-to-end workflow offering in the EMEA region. To support the growth of that business Deneen Holohan has recently joined as EMEA Business Development Manager for Antibody Services. We managed to catch a few moments with her before she left to join her colleagues on the BBI Solutions stand at Medica 2019.
“I’ve always worked with immunoassays and antibodies, so becoming Antibody Services BDM for BBI Solutions is a perfect match for my skillset and experience,” Deneen told Tim Bean, Head of Marketing & Product Management. “The opportunity to join BBI really excited me because it caters for the whole workflow; from developing the reagents right through to manufacturing the devices and utilising the innovative Novarum smartphone app, BBI Solutions can help. And recent investment to scale up its cGMP antibody production capability demonstrated to me BBI’s ambition to grow this aspect of its business in EMEA.”
Looking back, Deneen has always had a keen interest in science. “I found it the most interesting subject at school,” she said “because it explained how everything works. Right from your DNA all the way to the digestive system! And I loved the practical side of things too, planning and conducting experiments then finding out what my results would be”. Thinking to the future she talked with equal enthusiasm. “As the personalised medicines market expands there will be an increasing requirement for companion diagnostics, and I think this will lead to exciting times where we will bridge the gap between IVD manufacturers and Biotechnology companies” she said before adding “I’m looking forward to unlocking the potential of BBI customers who already work with antibodies and want to expand their production capabilities and those that might not realise we can make antibodies for their specific targets.”
Describing herself as a positive and tenacious person, away from work Deneen likes nothing better than to go for long walks with her dog in the countryside. “The muddier the better!” she laughed. And perhaps her lifelong desire to explain the world with science is what inspires a more unusual pastime “I have a keen interest in visiting historical sites and points of interest for ghost hunting!”
If you’re in the EMEA region and would like to chat to Deneen about how BBI Solutions could help your business to develop highly specific and sensitive monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, please contact her at:
T: +44 (0)7765 091678
Our Marketing Manager Laura Baker, posed a few quick fire questions to Deneen at Medica 2019. You can see the short video and learn her favourite joke on our You Tube channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JY8tBeiTlU