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New Superhydrophobic/Superhydrophilic bandage material reduces blood loss by 60%

•, brian wang

They built a micro-nano structured layer in a surface of traditional gauze fiber with medical long-chain paraffin using nanotechnology, turning the conventional gauze blood-phobic from blood-philic. The gauze is thus freed from blood infiltration after processing with this technology.

They further superimposed the gauze over conventional gauze, using the lower gauze to promote blood coagulation and the upper layer to produce negative pressure to prevent blood soaking and infiltration to achieve effective hemostasis and lower blood loss.

Animal experiments show the survival time of rats bleeding from the carotid artery extended by about 40 percent by the new hemostatic gauze, which is expected to allow more time for victim rescue.

Hemostatic fabrics are most commonly used in baseline emergency treatment; however, the unnecessary blood loss due to the excessive blood absorption by traditional superhydrophilic fabrics is overlooked.

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