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First-of-its-Kind Biobank in Dubai Powered by Robot Technologies

2 months ago / Start Tech / Posted in: General

Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives Foundation, in partnership with Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Dubai Health Authority, announced that it is establishing the first biobank of its kind in Dubai powered by robot technologies and one of the largest biobanks in the world, which will be located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Medical Research Center, with a big capaciousness to save and manage 7 million patterns, with investments of up to 17 million dirhams, in order to strengthening local medical research.
UAE does its best to promote the health care field in order to raise the quality of life for its citizens; robots have entered all aspects of work in the UAE, to confirm the uniqueness of the country in adopting modern technological solutions and technologies, where the biobank is scheduled to open in next year.

What does the biobank contain?

It is the place where blood, tissues, cells or body fluids are stored, in addition, it stores data related to samples and other biomolecular resources that can be used in health research, and supports modern research such as genomics and personalized medicine, and the role of the automated system enhanced by artificial intelligence techniques to ensure that the vital samples are secured in a warehouse cooled to a temperature of less than 80 degrees Celsius, which will maintain the integrity of the samples and extend the period of possibility to benefit from them.

The importance of the bio bank

Biobank will provide an exceptional platform for the study and comparison of genetic, dietary, environmental and behavioural habits, given the diverse population of the UAE, which is home to a wide range of ethnicities.
The biobank will enhance opportunities for strategic collaboration with leading healthcare organizations and partners across the region and the world, and will support pioneering biomedical research and accelerate medical discoveries to improve patients ' lives.


His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Al Jalila Foundation, said: "the launch of the first robot-powered biobank in the UAE reflects Dubai's commitment to strengthening the capabilities of the healthcare sector and enhancing efforts to improve people's health.
Dr Abdulkarim Sultan Al Olama, chief executive officer of Al Jalila Foundation, said: "patient confidentiality will be a key priority for biobank in compliance with the laws and regulations in force in the UAE. To boost public health, researchers will be able to access vital and medical data to develop scientific discoveries that can treat common and life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, “he added. This Biobank will strengthen the role of technology use in healthcare and help save many lives.

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