Profile of Prof Anders Lindahl
Anders Lindahl MD, Ph.D. is professor in cartilage regeneration at the Institute of Biomedicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the medical director of the cell transplantation unit and is leading a research group focused on cartilage regeneration and osteoarthritis since 1992. His research on human chondrocytes commenced in 1985 and pioneered together with Drs. Peterson and Brittberg the use of autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT) for the treatment of cartilage defects. Over 2000
patients have been treated with ACT with cells processed in his laboratory and several publications from the group demonstrate over 80% restored joint function after long term follow up (10 – 20 years). The current research is focused on cartilage stem cell niches and induced pluripotent stem cells for cartilage repair.