Kuwait launches 1st stem cell clinic of Gulf region

Kuwait launches 1st stem cell clinic of Gulf region

KUWAIT CITY (Rahnuma): Kuwait opened the first medical facility dedicated to stem cell treatment and umbilical cord care in the Gulf region, the Kuwait News Agency said on Monday.

At an inauguration ceremony of the Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Center, Kuwait’s Minister of Health Bassel Al-Sabah said that stem cell research has grown into an increasingly significant field with much progress.

The center represents a glimmer of hope for patients suffering from infectious diseases, besides being a step towards unprecedented healthcare advancement, he added.

Located in Al-Sabah medical area, the facility contains three floors with an area of 12,000 square meters, including testing and research laboratories, blood storage banks, research and medical libraries and the lecture theater.

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