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Soldiers that sustain critical wounds in battle will now have a much better chance at surviving the injury, thanks to DARPA's gut-filling foam. This innovative substance conforms to the victim's abdominal cavity, and trials showed improved survival rates - from 8% to 72%. Continue reading for a video and more information.

There's up to a 50% chance of potentially survivable combat wounds that could be impacted by DARPA's Wound Stasis foam. Best of all, it's removable from a wound by hand and comes loose in a single block without leaving any trace of its presence. DARPA was awarded a $15.5 million Phase II contract to the foam's developer, Arsenal Medical.


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