Wound-plugging XStat syringe saves its first life on the battlefield

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

With the capacity to stem severe bleeding within around 20 seconds, the XStat sponge-filled syringe could be a real game-changer when it comes to medical care.

Expandable sponge-filled syringe that stems bleeding cleared for civilian use

Posted in Medicine on 15th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Each XStat 30 syringe contains 92 sponges and can absorb around a pint of blood.

Self-propelled powder designed to stop severe bleeding

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care.

Sprayable foam that slows bleeding could save lives

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be sprayed onto an open wound to stop the bleeding.

New sponges stop bleeding wounds in 15 seconds flat

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

A syringe filled with tiny sponges that can not only stop bleeding, but do it quickly and more effectively than any other modern method.