Prof. Stan Gronthos
Stan Gronthos is Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Founder and Head of the Mesenchymal Stem Cell Laboratory, Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide. He is a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Faculty, and a Fellow of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. He has co-authored over 206 publications with over 37,500 citations (Google Scholar, H factor = 75) and 13 patents describing the composition of matter and application of purified postnatal human mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, adipose tissue, and dental tissue. His stem cell patent family was the foundation intellectual property for the formation of Mesoblast Ltd., one of the world’s largest regenerative medicine based companies, which is currently sponsoring multiple human Phase II/III trials in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, cancer and immune/inflammatory conditions.