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Starch-based materials developed to stop rapid blood loss during accidents

After a serious injury, few challenges are more urgent than stopping life-threatening bleeding. Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed a starch-based ‘hemostat’ material that concentrates the natural clotting factors in blood by physically absorbing excess fluid.

  • The biodegradable microparticles that combine to form a gel on a wound offer significant improvements over existing alternatives.
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September 2022
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