Peter Ghosh

CEO & Director of Proteobioactives Pty Ltd
Title: Chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells embedded in collagen scaffolds with pentosan polysulfate – clinical applications for the repair of injured and degenerate musculoskeletal tissues


Professor Peter Ghosh has been engaged in medical research for more than 45 years and is an acknowledged authority on musculoskeletal disorders/diseases and modalities for their treatments and repair. He is author or co-author of over 420 publications and is inventor or co-inventor of 22. patents. From 1974 until 2002 he was Associate Professor and Director of the Raymond Purves Research Laboratories in the Department of Surgery, University of Sydney and President of the Institute of Bone and Joint Research at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital from 1999 until his retirement in 2002. He is Past President of the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Orthopaedic Research Society and the Matrix Biology Society of ANZ and is an ex-board member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and the Bone and Joint Research Foundation of the University of Sydney. He is currently Honorary Associate Professor University of Sydney, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Medical Engineering, and the Richie Institute at Monash University, Clayton, Victoria. Australia and visiting Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.  He has been a consultant to the regenerative medicine company - Mesoblast Ltd since 2005 and was responsible for the development and execution of their preclinical research programs in arthritis and degenerative disc disease which have now progressed to Phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials. Since 2004 he has been CEO and Director of Proteobioactives Pty Ltd which has developed novel methodologies for the repair of musculaskeletal tissues, particularly the injured and degenerate intervertebral disc, using mesenchymal stem cells and scaffolds.

Research Interest

Mesenchymal stem and their differentiation

Connective tissue regeneration and repair

Molecular interactions between sulphated polysaccharides and extracellular matrix proteins

Therapeutic agents for the treatment and disease modification of osteoarthritis


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