Doctor believes $65 clamping device will save thousands of wounded

Trauma surgeon Dr Dennis Filips saw lots of blood in operating rooms during three tours of Afghanistan.

But only after he retired from the Canadian Navy in 2008 and worked under contract to teach army medics in field operations at Suffield Base near Medicine Hat did the light bulb come on about how hard it was to stop bleeding — the single largest cause of preventable trauma death.

Inspired by a simple hair clip, Filips used his surgical knowledge to design a device which stops bleeding from wounds within seconds.

Filips said the $65 device could save thousands of lives and represents a global “billion-dollar opportunity” for his fledgling company — via

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