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Daap Kooij

Daap Kooij

After completing his Masters in Medical Biology in Utrecht, Netherlands and an M.B.A. at the Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands, Daap Kooij started his professional career at Organon Teknika NV in 1997 in a global marketing capacity in hemostasis diagnostics. Over time he adopted new marketing- and business-related roles with increasing levels of responsibility, and in his last assignment he was the Commercial Director for the global molecular diagnostics business line. In 2000, Daap joined Virco, a Belgium-based biotech pioneer, as Director Business Development with an initial assignment in oncology diagnostics and later focusing on the HIV resistance business. In 2002 Virco was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. He became Vice President, International Marketing and Sales. In 2008, his business focus extended to include Virco’s diagnostics in viral hepatitis. In 2009, Virco’s business diversified further to include Health Information Technology (Health IT) platform development, and as Global Business Leader Daap was assigned responsibility for Infectious Diseases Diagnostics and Health IT. Today Daap is responsible for Diagnostics Integration in support of our Global Public Health, Disease Prevention/Interception and Microbiome related diagnostic initiatives.