The technology in the world of health has greatly developed. This has caused a lot of high technology based healing methods to emerge. One method of healing that is now beginning to be done is stem cell transplantation. "This treatment with stem cell transplant technology has been used for more than 75 years to treat various diseases," said Director of Bio-Cellular Research Organization (BCRO), Dr. E. Michael Molnar, MD, in a public lecture 'Stem Cell and Its Clinical Experiences' at UGM Senate Hall, Wednesday (2/12).
Molnar says that more than 5 million patients have used this stem cell technology treatment. Meanwhile, he himself has dealt directly with 35 thousand patients with these techniques. Patients spread throughout Russia, America, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Qatar, South Africa and Nigeria. Molnar has introduced the use of stem cell technology in 25 countries through his Bio-Cellular Research Organization (BCRO) LLC which is based in America.
It is said by Molnar that the stem cells can treat various diseases that are considered not easily healed, such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and so on. "In clinical medicine, it is possible because stem cell technology has the ability to transform into different cell types that can serve to replace damaged cells," he explained.
The Senior Vice Rector for Education, Research, and Community Services (WRS P3M) UGM, Prof. Dr. Retno S. Sudibyo, M.Sc., Apt., said that although stem cell technology is still a controversy in the community to be applied in public health services, the use of stem cell xeno is needed in the treatment of degenerative diseases. "Right now, the use of therapeutic stem cell technology is still very expensive and only a few people have information of stem cell therapy," she said.
According to the Senior Vice Rector,Â Dr. Molnar's public lecture can expand the knowledge of science and technology of stem cell research and joint research collaboration is possible to occur. "So, I believe that the presentation from Dr. Molnar will be very interesting and important to increase knowledge for UGM researchers and to open opportunities for research collaboration," she added.