Remedium Technologies won first prize in the Most Promising Security Idea category of the Global Security Challenge 2009 for their shaving cream-like foam that can stop bleeding. The foam incorporates chitosan, a natural low-cost hemostatic substance derived from shellfish. It is designed to be sprayed into wounds where it expands and adheres to tissues in order to slow or stop bleeding. The company is also working on a novel chitosan-based wound dressing which uses “nano-hooks” in order to better adhere to bleeding tissues.
(Image: Dramatization, not actual product)
*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*