Major breakthrough as UAE stem cell center develops coronavirus treatment

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has developed an innovative and promising treatment for COVID-19 infection using stem cells, the Emirati government official announced. “It could be a game-changer in the global fight against the virus”, Director of UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hend Al Otaiba said in the twitter thread.

She declared it as “breakthrough treatment for Covid-19.” The Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) developed a treatment method that regenerates lung cells and prevents the immune system from overreacting. Hend Al Otaiba added the treatment involves the extraction of stem cells from a patient’s own blood and reintroducing them into the lungs via inhalation of a mist. The Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) is a specialist healthcare center that focuses on cell therapy, regenerative medicine and cutting-edge research on stem cells.

This innovative treatment was administered to 73 coronavirus patients who have each gone on to recover completely from the disease. Many of the trial patients were moderately to severely ill prior to treatment, and many were intubated in an intensive care unit, according to Hend Al Otaiba.

More trials are being conducted to demonstrate the efficacy of the treatment and expected to be completed in a couple of weeks. The UAE witnessed more than 110 deaths due to the virus while 2,543 patients have recovered so far. And, more than 13,000 cases have been detected in the emirates.

SOURCE: THE NEWS