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Army to test self-expanding hemorrhage control foam | ArmyTimes
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Army to test self-expanding hemorrhage control foam | ArmyTimes

The Army may be one step closer to more effectively treating internal bleeding on the battlefield, according to an Army release.

The Army Medical Materiel Agency has announced it would be supporting a clinical trial to test a self-expanding foam device designed to stop internal abdominal bleeding.

The foam is injected into the patient with a device similar to a caulk gun. It then expands around the patient’s internal organs to stop bleeding, and can stay inside the patient for up to three hours, according to the release.

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