Thailand’s National Innovation Agency chief Supachai Lorlowhakarn declared that they have experimented stem cell therapy on chronic wounds on the feet of several diabetes patients, aged from 50 to 72 and it was a success.

The stem cell treatment of wounds of diabetes patients, which costs about Bt200,000 (US$5,880) per patient, can save a large sum of money, compared to perhaps one million baht in conventional treatment for a leg wound. In addition to the patient’s blood, stem cells may also be extracted from his bone marrow.

Besides diabetes-related illnesses, stem cells may be used to cure thalassmia, leukemia and cardiac syndromes, according to the National Innovation Agency chief during a press conference attended by physicians of the Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine, Samitivej Srinakharin Hospital and THAI StemLife Co. (TNA)

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