Qatar first, stem cell facility operational in Middle East


Virgin Health Bank has reportedly begun processing and storing cord bloom stem cells in Qatar, having announced the completion of its facility in the Qatar Science & Technology Park earlier this year.

A February (2011) press release from Virgin Health Bank announced the completion of the facility, described as one of the world’s most technologically advanced stem cell processing and storage facilities.

The facility is now believed to be fully operational, according to a report by The Gulf Times.

It is also the first of its kind in Qatar, claims the February press release, and will provide families with access to world class cord blood banking services, creating a technology platform that will enable Qatar to be at the forefront of developments in cellular therapies.

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