Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. The 2019 edition of the event welcomed more than 4,150 exhibiting companies and 84,500 attendees from 160+ countries. We are happy to announce that we successfully presented all the companies and products from our portfolio with huge success and interest from doctors and distributors from around the world. Global Orthobiologic was not only making new partnerships during the exhibition, but also building stronger relationships with our current business partners who attended Arab Health.
With 10,000 expected delegates, 310 teaching hours and more than 700 key speakers; this 21st edition is biggest congress ever! IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science) is dedicated to achieving the highest quality of teaching through the interface of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. This is the world’s largest congress of aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery. It is very international and hosts the leading experts worldwide in the aesthetic field. This is the conference that you must not miss if you want to be part of the leaders in the field.
The GRG team met its partners from Europe and Middle East: K&N Medical (Cyprus and Greece), Cronos Med (Romania), Genesis Biyomedikal (Turkey), Advanced (Italy) and ARAMED (UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait). We also met with AME (Saudi Arabia) and helped secure an exclusive master distribution for Saudi Arabia – including Magellan and InQu extended for 7 years.
GOB has discovered that by working with some of the pioneers in stem cell therapy we could provide training for doctors so that they could better understand how to introduce the regenerative medicine into their practice in order to provide better patient outcomes, expand their current practice and, of course, generate higher revenues for their practices.
The Global Academy is our training platform and is offered in the following fields of medicine:
Aesthetic, Sexual Wellness, Orthopedic, Pain Management
Hair Growth And Wound Care
All of these procedures are performed using the Magellan Centrifuge either with PRP or BMAC derived stem cells.
We are very proud to have already trained more than 250 physicians around the globe utilizing our scientists’ regenerative medicine protocols, which has led to the creation of the Global Regenerative Group.
The Global Regenerative Group is a membership platform, a place where all of our physicians in 26 countries can interact with one another.
Our doctors now have the ability to share clinical studies, ask for help if they have a question on difficult cases or share ideas of new protocols or new medical devices that they would like to design.
GOB is the facilitator of these ideas and is responsible for the introduction of the protocols into the training platform. GOB will also develop the new medical devices with our manufacturer, Quality Precision, in Scotland.
Medical Device Sales is the primary revenue source for GOB. GOB has built our reputation by offering the best medical devices in order to provide the best outcomes.
The Lightning Needle is our bone marrow aspiration device that is used to access the stem cells from the patient’s own bone marrow. Up until now the needle was only available as part of a prepackaged disposable kit for the Magellan Centrifuge.
In 2019 we secured the CE mark for the needle to be offered as a stand-alone product that will allow us to reach our competitors’ physicians by providing something unique that only we can offer. In addition to our existing areas of medicine we will now be able to enter Hematology and offer a solution to bone marrow transplants.
The second additional product is also offered by IstoBiologics and is a bone graft extender and substitute called InQu and provides GOB with another unique product that will allow us to enter the spine market.
INQU’s composition of a resorbable polymer integrated with a biologic molecule, hyaluronic acid, creates a biosynthetic scaffold ideal for bone regeneration.
These 2 additional products are exclusive to our countries of business and we are extremely excited to add these products to our Regenerative Medical Line.
Research & Development
Donnybrook Cosmetic & Wellness Clinic was voted Ireland’s Cosmetic Center of the Year 2018. This wellness center was founded and is managed by Dr Sami Hameid, recipient of the 2017 Irish Beauty Awards Cosmetic Surgeon of the Year, and a founding member of the Global Regenerative Group. This is GRG’s first Centre of Excellence in Ireland and the clinic is working closely with GOB and Quality Precision to develop a new device to separate the stem cells from fat to be used in the operating theater.
Adult stem cells are only accessed in 2 areas of the body, bone marrow or fat. The Magellan separates the stem cells from the bone marrow and the new device being developed with Dr. Hameid will concentrate on the fat. The importance of this new product is that plastic surgeons work with liposuction every day but never with bone marrow. Cosmetic surgery is one of the highest users of PRP and with this new device (once CE marked) will allow GOB to have its first proprietary medical device for adipose stem cells.
The first samples are being produced now at Quality Precision and the first round of clinical studies will begin in March 2019.
The scientists that work with GOB have 2 different sets of protocols. The first set is the ones that scientists are willing to share with the world and are integrated in the Global Academy training platform. The second are to be only provided to a select group of physicians and are the basis of the medical tourism that GOB will provide with travel partner in Dubai, Lamar Holidays.
The medical tourism is focused on fertility, neurological disorders, cancer, and spinal cord injuries.
These particular medical treatments are only performed at select locations and performed by the best physicians in the world. Due of the nature of these special medical procedures this is not a low cost medical tourism but rather a select platform designed to help the patients who need hope and the best chance of a successful outcome
These services are currently being provided in Malta, Serbia, and Slovenia.
28 December – January 3
GRG Team visited Istanbul, Turkey.
Genesis Biyomedikal designated as the exclusive master distributor for GOB in aesthetics, hair, gynecology, urology and cardiac.
Dr. Tahsin Beyzadeoglu has agreed to the position with GOB as the GRA KOL for sports medicine and is excited to begin sharing his experience with our GRG members.
3 – 7 January
Aramed has been designated by GOB to include orthopedic and spine and has added InQu to their portfolio.
Clinique Lafayette Toulouse will be the first clinic in France to begin using the Magellan for their aesthetic cases. Clinique Lafayette has received training from the Global Academy in Aesthetics and has become the newest member of the GRG.
The GRG Team was part of the launching of Urogyne TV.
872 doctors participated in the streaming of the first online appearance on the TV.
All the new advances in Gynecological male and female Cosmetology. Online TV platform related to uro-gynecological cosmetology and pain treatments for specialists. Included protocols, interviews with international experts, videos, conferences, streaming workshops, analysis of published articles and much more!
Platelet Rich Plasma might be the best hair loss treatment you’ve never heard of — yet.
By Erin Lukas
Jan 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am
COPYRIGHT 2019 LYUBA BURAKOVA/STOCKSY
Chances are you’ve probably heard of The Vampire Facial, a skin treatment that went viral because Kim Kardashian tried it and shared it with the world on social media. The facial got its name because it involves a dermatologist drawing your own blood and then injecting it into your face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Off Instagram, the treatment is known by medical professionals as platelet rich plasma, or PRP for short. Plasma is a component of blood that contains platelets and white blood cells, which are rich in growth factors and can support new cell growth. PRP’s claim-to-fame might be how effectively the injections firm and smooth skin, but as it turns out, there’s a similar treatment that’s used for hair loss. And yes, it requires needles and blood, too.
“The thought is that growth factors released from the platelets have effects on stem cells within hair follicles, thus promoting the growth phase of hair,” explains Dr. David Cangello, a plastic surgeon in New York City. “They are also thought to stimulate angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation), which provides blood flow to assist in hair growth.”
Here, two skincare experts breakdown the treatment, including how it works, side effects, and cost.
HOW PRP WORKS
First, a sample of blood is drawn and put into a special canister that separates it into different multiple layers. The doctor uses the layer of blood that’s filled with platelets, as well as stem cells and growth factors. Then, it’s injected into the scalp with a syringe to stimulate hair growth.
WHAT TYPES OF HAIR LOSS DOES PRP TREAT?
Although PRP can be a treatment option for any type of hair loss, Dr. Cangello says that it’s most commonly used for people dealing with androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern hair loss), and alopecia areata.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
One of the many reasons that PRP is becoming an increasingly popular hair loss treatment is that there’s little to no side effects and no downtime.
A numbing cream is usually used, but patients may experience mild pain, redness, possible bruising, infection, and/or scarring at the injection site.
If you have an infection on your scalp or active psoriasis, it’s recommended that you wait for the skin to heal before getting treatment. Dr. Cangello says that anyone with a low platelet count or clotting should avoid PRP.
HOW FAST DOES HAIR GROW BACK?
“It depends on the etiology and how long the hair has been gone from the area,” says Dr. Melissa Doft, a plastic surgeon in New York City. “For example, if you have alopecia caused by stress, pregnancy, or another trauma and treat it right away, there’s a greater chance that the hair follicles will be stimulated and the hair will grow back. However, I’ve had male patients who have had hair loss for a while and have seen some small hair regrowth when I’ve injected them. Also, the hair that they do have has gotten thicker.”
The hair growth cycle is also a factor. Hair has a dormant period, a fast growth period, and then sheds. These three stages repeat themselves. “One of the many reasons you want to do a number of sessions that are spread out is because you want to hit all of the hair follicles when they’re coming out of the dormant stage and are ready to grow,” explains Dr. Doft.
Typically, hair loss patients will see the most results in 3-6 months. While studies have shown great results, just like any hair loss treatment, there isn’t a 100 percent guarantee that it will work. To avoid doing anything that will be detrimental to new hair growth, Dr. Cangello suggests avoiding chemical hair treatments during the PRP treatment process. Dr. Doft also recommends not using any hair products that contain sulfates.
CAN THE HAIR LOSS COME BACK?
The bad news? Yes. Even though PRP can be an extremely effective treatment option for hair loss, both Dr. Cangello and Dr. Doft say that because it’s so new, the long-term effects of PRP are stilled being studied.
HOW MUCH DOES PRP COST?
PRP doesn’t come cheap. The price will vary depending on where you live, but in New York the treatment ranges from $800-$1200. But for anyone who has tried a number of at-home topical products, supplements, and other in-office treatments to no success, PRP can be a great option. Talk to your doctor to see if it’s a safe option for you.
Lukas, Erin. “People Are Injecting Blood Into Their Scalps for Hair Loss – and It Works.” InStyle.com, InStyle.com, 28 Jan. 2019, 11:00, www.instyle.com/hair/platelet-rich-plasma-hair-loss-treatment.