Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly

A New York University student has created a gel which he says can stop heavy bleeding which could make routine bandages obsolete.

Joe Landolina, age 20, a NYU junior, says that his "Veti-Gel" almost instantly closes wounds and begins healing wounds to internal organs and key arteries.

“There’s really no way to quickly stop bleeding except to hold lots of gauze on a wound,” Landolina says. “I thought if you could pour this gel into a wound, it would solidify and stop the bleeding.”

Basically it is an artificial version of something called the "extracellular matrix," which makes up the connective tissue that holds animal bodies together. “We use plant-derived versions of the polymers that make up your skin. If they go into a wound, they build on existing polymers. It’s like it tells your body to stop bleeding.”

Read the Fox News story HERE.

1 comment:

Officer Cynical said...

There are also some bandages on the market that quickly stop bleeding while sealing the wound. I believe the military commonly uses them now, and I keep one in my duty bag at work, along with a tourniquet and other stuff - just in case...