An Injectable Bandage Could Save Your Life!

posted by Paul James - 

According to biomedical engineers, an injectable bandage made from seaweed and clay could stop internal bleeding in minutes. The teams at Texas A&M say the bandage also helps wounds heal faster.

So what is it exactly? The material that's injected into the body is comprised of a gelling agent made from seaweed and two-dimensional clay nanoparticles. They form what's called a hydrogel. It's a highly absorbent jelly-like substance. It also can work well as a dressing for wounds.

A report on the research that produced it is published in the latest edition of the journal "Acta Biomaterialia."

  • Read more about the study HERE.

Source: Science Alert

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