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Stopping Bleeding with Algal-Based Polymers

Catastrophic bleeding is a cause of death after a wide variety of wounds in humans and other animals. This week's podcast speaks with Joe Landolina from Cresilon, describing natural polymers that immediately cease bleeding, along with their military, medical and veterinary applications.

Apr 9, 2022 by Dr. Kevin Folta in Talking Biotech

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A significant number of fatalities are due to blood loss following accidents, injuries or medical procedures. While many methods can stop catastrophic bleeds, they take time and are not always successful. This episode explores the process of inducing bleeding cessation with Joe Landolina of Cresilon. The company has devised a polymer from algae that is applied topically, and immediately stops the bleed. The science behind this innovation and potential applications are discussed.


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