Researchers develop polymer to stem blood loss in traumas

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Researchers develop polymer to stem blood loss in traumas

Injectable material creates stronger clots in early tests

A collaboration of University of Washington specialists in trauma medicine and bioengineering has led to a synthetic substance that might help prevent some severely injured people from bleeding to death.

Blood loss is the second leading cause of death following a trauma, such as a crash or gunshot. The substance is an injectable polymer designed to make blood clots stronger.