, Hôpital Militaire de Percy, France
Professor Jean Jacques Lataillade is the leader of the Stem Cell Research Laboratory and Skin Cell Therapy Unit of Centre de Transfusion Sanguine des Armées. He is also a professor of Biology in haematology, transplantation and transfusion. In 2005, his team performed an innovative culture process for clinical-grade Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) production in which human growth factor-enriched Platelet Lysate replaced animal serum. Regenerative medicine becomes now their main topic especially in the fields of skin repair and wound healing. They have recently successfully proposed a new approach to radiation burn treatment by combining mesenchymal stem cell therapy with surgery. They also developed autologous epidermal cultures from keratinocyte progenitors in combination with MSC therapy for large thermal burns. They have a good technical expertise in MSC isolation and culture from various sources such as Bone Marrow, Adipose Tissue, Wharton Jelly and Placental Membranes and Gingival Mucosa. Prof. Lataillade is the President of the “Société Française de Bio-ingénierie Cellulaire et Tissulaire” (S.F.B.C.T.) and the President of the Comité National Professionnel des Vigilances Thérapeutiques Transfusionnelles, Tissulaires et Cellulaires (V3TC). Prof. Lataillade is also a board member of European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS).