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Dubai Healthcare City Establishes Reference Lab

NEW YORK (360Dx) – Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) announced this week the launch of the Emirates Reference Laboratory (ERL), which will provide pathology testing and other specialized services to patients in the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Cooperation Council.

According to DHCC, the ERL will provide advanced medical testing services that previously had been outsourced to labs in Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as support research at Mohamed Bin Rashid University Hospital. It will be overseen by Ali Ridha Al Hashimi, who currently serves as administrative director of the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, director of pathology services at the Dubai Health Authority, director-general of the Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, and is a member of the Dubai Equine Hospital steering committee.

"The Emirates Reference Laboratory is one of many projects that Dubai is implementing to improve quality and access to world-class healthcare through the DHCC," Princess Haya bint al Hussein of Jordan, chair of the DHCC Authority, said in a statement. "I am very grateful for the DHCC team's efforts in working towards those goals, and as we continue to work hand in hand we will achieve great results, positioning Dubai as the healthcare destination of the Middle East."