US armed forces trial new gel

Scientist looking at new US Army research gel for first aid

The US armed forces are trialling a new gel that can stop bleeding and seal serious wounds in just 15 seconds.

The product will, if accepted by the military, allow a wounded soldier to self-medicate if waiting for paramedics isn’t an option.

The inventor hopes the gel might even be used by vets to save animal lives.

‘Vetigel’ acts like superglue on a wound – forcing the blood to clot almost instantly.

Image Courtesy: US Army Africa

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