Injectable bandage’ made from seaweed and a pastry ingredient stops internal bleeding in just 3 minutes, study finds

An ‘injectable bandage’ could stop internal bleeding in just three minutes, new research suggests.

Made from compounds found in seaweed and gelling agents used in pastry making, the minimally-invasive injection also contains clay, which triggers blood cells to clot, a study found.

The treatment, which is released over several days, also creates a 3D, jelly-like substance that promotes healing of damaged tissue, the research adds.

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