XSTAT technology can plug
a gunshot wound within a mere 20 seconds.
The leading cause of
death on the battlefield is uncontrolled external hemorrhage.
XSTAT helps solve this
problem and has been used by the military for more than a year to treat wounds
inflicted on the battlefield – but now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
has cleared the technology to be used to save lives on U.S. soil.
Quick control of severe
bleeding is absolutely critical to saving lives and preventing shock, whether
at home or in the war zone.
According to the United
States Army Institute of Surgical Research, 30 to 40 percent of civilian deaths
by severe injury are the result of hemorrhaging. Of those deaths, up to 56
percent of the patients bled out before reaching a hospital and the treatment
Bullets, knives or
shrapnel can cause penetrating wounds in junctional areas. Junctional wounds
are areas where the legs and arms meet the torso.
How does it work?
Think of the children’s
toy where you drop a capsule into bath water and the sponge rapidly expands,
transforming into something cool like a dinosaur.
Say someone has a gunshot
wound or is a stabbing victim ... first responders could immediately deploy
XSTAT to buy the victim critical time to get to surgical response.
XSTAT is very easily
applied. The delivery device looks like a fat 30 mm diameter syringe. Inside
the transparent tube there are compressed sponges that look like pellets.
The syringe injects these
tiny, highly absorbent, sponges. When the sponges make contact with blood or
fluid inside a wound they expand to up to 10 times their original size. Rather
than getting pushed out as they expand, the sponges continue to cling to the