This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

Nov 26, 2014

By Bec Crew

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Produced by a small US biotech company called Suneris, VetiGel is a new medical adhesive made from plant-based polymers.

Developed by New York University student Joe Landolina over the past four years, the gel works by causing blood platelets to stick together and clot as soon as they come into contact with it.

The Suneris lab explains how the gel works at their website:

The gel activates blood’s natural clotting process and is made with biocompatible components that can be absorbed directly into the body. By reassembling onto a wound site, VETIGEL mimics the body’s extracellular matrix and accelerates the production of fibrin, which enables the body to clot rapidly.


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6 comments on “This band-aid gel instantly stops bleeding

  • “Our product instantly stops moderate to severe bleeding in a variety of wounds. From minor lesions to massive arterial bleeding, our gel achieves hemostasis without the need for manual pressure”.

    It is in clinical trials for veterinary use only.

    I presume the patient looses a lot less blood compared with pressure bandages. A lot of people are afraid of HIV and hence refuse to help someone bleeding. This a may let them help.



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    inquisador says:

    accelerates the production of fibrin, which enables the body to clot rapidly

    I know a few bodies who are already complete clots (meaning no. 4)

    Perhaps they mean ‘enables the blood to clot’?



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  • This is totally awesome!

    Do see the five minute TED talk.

    I presume this might be used during surgery to dramatically reduce the amount of blood transfusion needed when those uncontrolled bleeds kick off.

    I wonder if keyhole surgery applying this stuff could be used to stem some internal bleeds? Perhaps, even the keyhole itself gets treated? Perhaps, it could be used with cyanoacrylate for no bleed internal wound “stitching”?



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    phill057 says:

    This is totally astounding development. As a former Fire Fighter I have seen bad wounds that could have cost the persons life that could not be stopped in time. This looks to be so wonderful



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