We’ve all been there, a cut or scrape that is bleeding like mad. It’s bad when it happens to us, and even worse when it’s our kid screaming, in pain and freaking out. Soon, we may have access to a gel that would stop the bleeding immediately.
Introducing Veti-Gel – a gel that can be used for both external and internal bleeding – as well as severe burns, and get this… it works immediately.
Veti-Gel is the creation of Joe Landolina, a stuiden at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. The product uses genetically modified plants. I
It’s a synthetic form of the extracellular matrix, or ECM, a part of body tissue that holds cells together and activates the clotting process. When a part of the body is injured, Veti-Gel binds to the ECM to form a cover that mimics skin and eliminates the need to apply pressure to the wound, reports TechNewsDaily.
Moms, don’t go running to Walgreens just yet! Veti-Gel still has a ways to go before we will see this on drug store shelves. For now, Landolina is looking to test out the substance in the veterinary field and ultimately get FDA approval.
Watch Veti-Gel in action (warning – shows blood)
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