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College student develops gel to stop bleeding immediately

By Leigh Goessl     Mar 12, 2013 in Health
A college student in New York has developed a gel that closes wounds and stops bleeding immediately. The gel reportedly gets a "jump start" on the bleeding process.
Joe Landolina, 20, a student at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has created a gel that is designed to stop bleeding immediately. Suneris, the developing company built around the project, said it could save precious seconds in an emergency and also facilitate the healing process.
The Veti-Gel
According to Mashable, the product, called Veti-Gel, is "a substance that closes up wounds to major arteries or organs to immediately stop bleeding."
Tech News Daily reports the synthetic gel "jump starts the clotting and healing process" very quickly.
"It instantly tells the body, 'OK, stop the bleeding,' but also it starts the healing process," said Landolina, reported Tech News Daily (courtesy Mother News Network).
How it works
The developer's website says benefits associated with Veti-Gel is that no pressure needs to be applied and it works fast.
Landolina uses genetically modified plants to augment the process. The gel does not need refrigeration and can be stored in packets or tubes in temperatures ranging from 33 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 32 degrees Celsius).
"VETI-GELâ„¢ is a gel that instantly stops bleeding without the need to apply pressure. Right after application, it adheres to the sides of the wound, which allows it to combat the high pressure of severely bleeding wounds. VETI-GELâ„¢ reacts with the body to quickly and safely achieve hemostasis. The gel contains pieces of plant-derived polymers that reassemble inside of a bleeding wound to take on the properties of the skin, replicating something known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM," Suneris, Inc., says on its website.
Healing tool of the future?
To date, Landolina said he has successfully healed wounds on rats. GMA reported the developer indicated Veti-Gel can also successfully heal burns, having tested it on a friend who was burned at a bonfire.
"I have seen [Veti-Gel] close any size wound that it is applied to," said Landolina. "As long as you can cover it, it can close it."
Full results and details of Veti-Gel are anticipated to be published in approximately two months.
It is hoped by the developers the gel can eventually get the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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