A region-leading stem cell and umbilical cord medical centre in Kuwait, designed by Dubai-based SSH, has been inaugurated.
The Late Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord Centre, located in Shuwaikh Medical Area in the capital city, is a top-of-the-range healthcare and research facility.
It was designed by the company behind the revamp of Kuwait’s Al-Salam Palace, SSH, which reopened to the public early this year.
The stem cell and umbilical cord medical centre was inaugurated on 18 June, under the patronage of Kuwait’s Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al Sabah, masterplanning, construction, and design firm SSH said in a statement.
“This state-of-the-art facility is set to increase capacity for stem cell services, improve turnaround times for processing, as well as offer the potential for research-related activities all while ensuring that any cell products are produced in accordance with the strictest international accreditation standards,” said Khalil Alonaizi, resident director in Kuwait SSH.
The recently-inaugurated healthcare and medical research facility in Kuwait City spans 12,000m². The site is set up to collect stem cells from healthy adults and has a self-sufficient cryolab that stores the stem cells.
SSH’s medical planning team played an important role in the operational organisation of the building. For example, department locations within the centre are governed by convenient access points, while SSH said an “efficient circulation system” reduces travel distances for staff, patients, and the transportation of blood samples.