Revmedx, a company based in Oregon, has invented XStat, a small syringe that can seal gunshot wounds in seconds by releasing small rapidly-expanding sponges into the wound that exert pressure and stop blood flow. Available in two sizes (30mm / 12mm in diameter), it stops hemorrhaging and meant for wounds too deep to be compressed externally or with a tourniquet. Once the homeostatic material is inserted into the wound, it then expands from the inside out and stops the bleeding by creating pressure. The sponges found inside these syringes are all coated with homeostatic agent and contain a radiopaque marker for easy detection via X-ray. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“XStat is still in development and unavailable for commercial use, though the U.S. Army is committed to backing the project to help develop it further. Once its patent application is processed and hopefully approved, the XStat syringe could find wide application beyond military use. Besides the battlefield, the syringe could also prove useful in civilian medicine in trauma situations,” reports Inhabitat.