A 20-year-old New York University student has invented a gel which, according to him, can stop heavy bleeding instantly.
With the introduction of the latest invention by Joe Landolina,routine bandages could soon become a thing of the past.
According to Landolina the Veti-Gel produced by him, can not only stop bleeding but also instantly start the healing process even on major wounds and wounds on internal organs and key arteries,Fox News reported.
"There's really no way to quickly stop bleeding except to hold lots of gauze on a wound," Landolina told The Post. "I thought if you could pour this gel into a wound, it would solidify and stop the bleeding."
The gel was created by Landolina along with Isaac Miller, a 2013 NYU grad.
The gel, according to the report, is an artificial version of extracellular matrix, which is a substance present in the connective tissue which holds up an animal body together.
"We use plant-derived versions of the polymers that make up your skin," Landolina said. "If they go into a wound, they build on existing polymers. It's like it tells your body to stop bleeding."
The young student, who aspires to be a scientist, first tested the gel on rodents and found it effective on its slashed livers and carotid arteries.
He later tried the gel on a slab of fresh pork loin and created a demonstrative video of his experiment.
Check out the video here:
(Video Courtsey: YouTube/Amp Kine)
In the video, the experimenter can be seen cutting a deep slice into the pork flesh while real pigs blood is being injected into the flesh at the same time.
Soon after the flesh is cut, the blood starts flowing freely. However, as soon as the gel is applied on th cut and second liquid sprayed over it, the bleeding suddenly stops almost magically.
The students, Landolina and Miller are set to take their experiment to the next level, testing the gel on larger living animals, like pigs and sheep. Their experiment will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Herbert Dardik, a cardiovascular surgeon at Englewood (NJ) Hospital, the report said.