SSH-designed stem cell, umbilical cord centre opens in Kuwait
Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al Sabah patronises launch of Late Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah centre
Kuwait's Late Salwa Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Stem Cell Umbilical Cord Centre, designed by SSH, was launched on 18 June under the patronage of the country’s Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr Basel Humoud Al Sabah.
Spanning 1.2ha, the centre includes an outpatient unit for healthy adult stem cell collection, a self-sufficient cryolab storing adult and cord-blood stem cells, and stem cell research facilities.
In a statement, SSH said the centre’s operations building was planned jointly by the firm’s medical planning team and specialist advisors, resulting in the “development of a unique building that caters to the clients’ specific functional needs.”
Convenient access points are said to govern the location of departments within the facility, with a circulation system minimising travel distances for staff, donors, patients, visitors, and blood samples.
SSH also oversaw the delivery of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, quantity surveying, medical planning, and medical equipment spatial planning services, along with interior design documentation, for the project.
Commenting on the project, SSH's residential director in Kuwait, Khalil Aloniazi, said: “This 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.”