10 Feb '13, 5am

Interesting article on potential use of foam to stop battlefield bleeding - - #military #health #medicine #surgery

Interesting article on potential use of foam to stop battlefield bleeding - - #military #health #medicine #surgery

The U.S. military is testing the use of foam injections as a way to staunch internal bleeding of soldiers wounded on the battlefield. The technology may also eventually save the lives of civilians injured in car or other serious accidents far from a hospital emergency room. Expanding foam technology has long been a dream of military and civilian emergency medical staff. All previous attempts have failed. Now, working with $22.5 million from thefederal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency , closely held Arsenal Medical Inc. has developed a powerful injectable foam that pushes past bleeding and molds itself around injured organs in animal tests, DARPA plans to announce today. The foam is intended for injection through the navel from where it spreads through the chest cavity, applying pressure on internal injuries that may not be visible to medics. Tests suggest it will ...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/foam-seen-as-sav...

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