For the first time, Abu Dhabi has achieved successful cultivation of live cells from camel embryos and their growth in a laboratory. These cells, extracted from the muscle tissue and organs of camel embryos, represent a groundbreaking accomplishment in the field of science by the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority.

The authority announced that this achievement will greatly contribute to the advancement of disease treatment, understanding viral infection mechanisms, and enhancing diagnostic methods for camels. In a video shared on Instagram by the Abu Dhabi Media Office, an expert elaborates on the significance of this breakthrough for disease diagnosis.

The authority stated that researchers will now be able to study the cellular biology of camel tissues and their interactions with drugs, antivirals, and other chemicals. This remarkable milestone was accomplished by the ADAFSA Collaborating Centre for Camel Diseases, which also oversees the Middle East Camel Network consisting of nine member countries.

ADAFSA further added that in addition to supporting the diagnosis of camel-related viral diseases, this development will also contribute to the production of proteins and advancements in vaccination.