Stem cell bank commissioned with Malaysian assistance

25-Apr-2007 Intellasia | Thanh Nien | Tuoi Tre | 7:12 AM Print This Post

A private Vietnamese hospital and a Malaysian biotechnology company clinched a deal Friday to build an umbilical stem cell bank in HCM City.

Under the accord, signed between HCM City’s Ngoc Tam Hospital and Malaysia’s Cryocord Company, the bank will be used to store stem cells from the umbilical cords of infants.

International research has proved that stem cells from umbilical cords can by applied to treat diabetes and other diseases relating to the blood, heart, spine and nervous system.

The bank, to be housed by the Ngoc Tam Hospital in District 2, is slated for completion late this year.

 


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