Head of Tissue and Cellular Therapeutics RDI, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Jo Mountford is pioneering a system to create lab-grown human blood. She graduated from Birmingham University in 1995 with a PhD in biochemistry/haematopoiesis and subsequently worked in Strasbourg, Oxford and Memphis, before joining the University of Glasgow in 2002. Mountford has worked on differentiation of normal and leukemic blood cells and, more recently, concentrated on stem cells and their capacity to generate blood and blood vessels. As head tissue and cellular therapeutics at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Mountford leads the development of novel cellular therapeutics — including products generated from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), endothelial and haematopoietic lineages.

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