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Student invents miracle wound-closing gel

Posted on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 | Comment icon 29 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A New York University student has invented a medical gel that could make conventional bandages obselete.

20-year-old Joe Landolina maintains that his remarkable Veti-Gel is capable of closing even the most heavily bleeding wounds almost instantly and even works with internal bleeding during surgical procedures. If the gel turns out to be as effective as he claims then it could revolutionize medicine. Landolina is studying for a BSc in biomolecular and chemical engineering while at the same time pursuing a masterís in biomedical engineering.

"Thereís really no way to quickly stop bleeding except to hold lots of gauze on a wound," he said. "I thought if you could pour this gel into a wound, it would solidify and stop the bleeding."

"The precocious entrepreneur first honed his scientific chops working at his grandparentsí winery, Baldwin Vineyards, in upstate Pine Bush."

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Comment icon #20 Posted by CRYSiiSx2 on 20 March, 2013, 10:01
Oh ****, someone invented something practical! Give this man some armed protection quick! It'll never pass through the FDA, they need people to be hurt/sick.
Comment icon #21 Posted by csauer52 on 20 March, 2013, 10:42
J&J make far too much off the sale of gauze to ever let third hit the market...
Comment icon #22 Posted by Pssst on 20 March, 2013, 10:46
Kudos to this young man!
Comment icon #23 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 20 March, 2013, 12:38
Ya right now they invent it 50 years later then they start making it...
Comment icon #24 Posted by minera on 21 March, 2013, 15:49
Ironic how the caption has soldiers. Why does everything have to be associated with war? I am sure the army and navy would be the first to rush to use it if they can grab their greedy little hands on the product.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Lava_Lady on 22 March, 2013, 20:19
I should hope so. I can't imagine a more appropriate venue for this type of product than at war. It could help save the lives of our military personnel. That doesn't seem greedy to me. Greedy would be simply putting it in the market and charging an exaggerated amount so that people who need it, like the military at war, won't be able to use it.
Comment icon #26 Posted by third_eye on 22 March, 2013, 20:24
I just hope those EMOs don't get their hands on a batch of it
Comment icon #27 Posted by Lava_Lady on 23 March, 2013, 13:29
What are the EMO? Elmo? ELO? Elohim? Xylophone?
Comment icon #28 Posted by third_eye on 23 March, 2013, 18:15
they have a reputation for self mutilation
Comment icon #29 Posted by Lava_Lady on 26 March, 2013, 1:25
Ahhh ok, thanks!

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