Video: 4D bio printer, smart bandages at new, first-of-its-kind centre in UAE

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Photo: MOHAPUAE/Twitter

Sharjah - PRP therapy will also be available, whereby special stimuli found in the blood is injected into wounds to stimulate healing.



By Web report

Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 12:16 PM

Last updated: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 12:27 PM

From laser wound healing to 4D bio printing and smart bandages — these are some of the treatments patients can expect at the newly opened Regenerative Medical Center at Al Qasimi Hospital, Sharjah.

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Equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology, the centre has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and is being billed as the first of its kind in the Middle East.

For one, the centre’s medical team has successfully developed a laser wound healing therapy, involving a five-point laser technique, for complex wounds. Dr Saqr Al Mualla, Deputy Technical Director of Al Qasimi Hospital, Head of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Burns noted that new therapies and techniques would be introduced soon to accelerate patients’ recovery from wounds and burns.

Additionally, the ministry's launch of 4D bio printing technology for self-adipose tissue printing is thought to be a paradigm shift in regenerative and biomedicine, as it opens up a new era in the treatment of diabetic wounds and chronic wounds.

PRP therapy will also be available, whereby special stimuli found in the blood is injected into wounds to stimulate healing, and Dr Saqer Al Mualla, consultant and head of plastic and reconstructive surgery, noted that the centre would use smart bandages "not available elsewhere" in the Middle East.

"We will provide integrated treatments in this centre never used before in the region," he said.


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