Bleeding internally? Seal it with this DARPA foam

While any soldier dreads the idea of being shot, sustaining an internal abdominal injury from an explosion or other impact can be far worse. Bleeding from wounds that can’t be compressed causes some 85 percent of preventable battlefield deaths.

As part of DARPA’s Wound Stasis program, Arsenal Medical has developed an injectable polymer foam that expands inside the body to staunch internal bleeding.

Based on testing in pigs, DARPA says the product can control haemorrhaging in an abdominal cavity for at least an hour, a critical window to get the soldier to a medical facility — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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