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If approved, new product that could replace gauze
OREGON -- A company in Oregon is working to change the way first responders treat gunshot wounds.
"Rev-med-x" has come up with this device.
It's called X-stat and it is an applicator filled with dozens of tiny sponges.
Basically you take the device and inject the sponges into an open wound of a shooting victim.
The creator says the little sponges stop the bleeding in less than 15-seconds.
They say the product was developed with emergency services providers and military medics in mind.
"After multiple rotations in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was always the same complaint from the guys, we need better products that control hemorrhaging."
The company says it expects the FDA to approve the new product sometime in the next few months.
If approved, the sponges would replace gauze.