The XSTAT 30 is a highly innovative sponge-filled syringe, developed by RevMedx, that is designed to be used to control and keep in check severe bleeding that can occur from wounds.
When a person suffers a wound and is in a situation where they don't have access to a tourniquet to control the bleeding, the sponge-filled syringe can come in handy. Each one of these syringes contains 92 compressed sponges that, once they infiltrate into the skin, expand to fill the wound. This means they can block the flow of blood for up to four hours.
The XSTAT 30 was initially created for use in the military to treat gunshot wounds. However, its expansion into the civilian arena shows how military innovations can be used to benefit the general population, especially in the medical industries.