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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Jun 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

…The foam doesn't repair the injury. Instead, ResQ Foam (which must be injected) stabilizes the wounded in the field and buys time to surgical care. By doing so, it greatly improves the chances of survival.

The injector looks like the sort of device you would use to caulk a bathtub. It is designed so that two chemicals mix and this triggers the foam to activate…


womble67 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

Amazing what they can do nowadays

Take care


zoneofcontrol29 Jun 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

As mentioned in the linked article, that would also be a boon for the civilian market. Think of places like Chicago where they have war-like body counts on a daily basis.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

I'm wondering what happens when loose bits come loose floating in the bloodstream.

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

We've been using Quick Clot for years now. Original powder form would cause burns when activated but would stop the bleeding. Wonder if the foam does causes burns during the chemical reaction with blood??

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Winston Smith, its for major bleed outs. So its either stop the bleeding or they die. Bits in the blood stream are not a concern at that point.

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