A first aid product developed by Francis X. Hursey that is intended to stop moderate to severe bleeding quickly. It has been approved by the FDA and it is sold by Z-MEDICA. Currently, it is being used by the the military. A home version of this product should be available for home use in the near future. It will be the first product available to the general public that is capable of stopping arterial bleeding quickly. The estimated cost will be 20 U.S. dollars.
How it Works
It is a solid, granular substance that is poured directly onto bleeding wounds. It then absorbs the liquid portion of blood, leaving the solid portion at the site of the wound to increase the rate of clotting. This is quite different from other new methods for stopping severe bleeding which include bandages that contain fibrin or other clotting factors. The exact composition and structure of the granules is proprietary. It is advertised that they are not made from biological material.