Floris Lafeber (1961) is professor of Experimental Rheumatology at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht; NL since 2009), manager of research of the dept. of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology and head of its research laboratory (since 1992), manager research & education of the devision of Internal Medicine & Dermatology (since Feb 2016), and CSO, cofounder and director of ArthroSave (since June 2016).
He studied Biology at the Univ. of Nijmegen (NL; graduated Nov 1984), did his PhD at this Univ. in collaboration with the Univ. of Leiden (NL), with a visit of three months at the dept of Physiology, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada) (graduated April 1988). He is scientifically active in the field of ‘Regenerative Medicine and ‘Immunology. Currently, his main interest is in novel treatments joint distraction using a medical device to treat severe knee osteoarthritis.