Monday, January 23, 2012

MIT's Nano-Bandage- Stop bleeding instantly

The risks of bleeding is tremendous and when it is left uncontrolled and untreated, death is the only viable outcome of such a thing. When it is on the battlefield the risk increases tenfold due to the sheer intensity of the environment and the limited time to act fast and treat wounds. But thanks to MIT and its break through in nanoscale technologies, the chance of dealing with bleeding can be brought under control almost instantly and even stop bleeding altogether. As the pros at MIT put it, ["That agent, called thrombin, is coated onto sponges that can be easily packed by soldiers and field medics (or civilian medical personnel for that matter) and shaped to fit just about any kind of wound. Those pre-coated sponges are a pretty big improvement over tourniquets and gauze, which are limited in their ability to stop every kind of bleeding. Tourniquets obviously can’t be used on many parts of the body (the neck is a good example), and other glues and chemically treated bandages designed for dressing battlefield wounds come with their own complications and shortcomings."] - MIT,popsci Labs
This is a molecule view of Thrombin 

This technology can be used to great lengths and save a soldiers life instantly in the warzone, a place where time and skill can be the difference between life and death. Back home the usage once again is tremendous in all forms, hopefully insurance companies wont be picky about it and just do their job. It wont cost that much since it will also be a bio-designed kind of sponge that MIT is currently working on.Insurance companies better get with the times on this and even with the future technologies on nano-tech.


  1. My mother actually has nano-bots inside of her. Well it runs on her side. The other side of my family is mostly made of carbon human senators. Thank you for the info on nano-bots and closer look into a window.

  2. This is so cool. I'm sure it won't be long until this starts saving lives.