Lobachevsky University scientists develop a rapid blood-clotting agent
14 July 2017
Scientists from Lobachevsky University have produced the first batch of a drug that accelerates blood clotting. The process, according to the developers, takes just a few seconds, and military medicine representatives have already expressed their interest in the new blood-clotting agent.
The miracle substance was created almost by accident, during the testing of new polymers. Later, in the course of joint work with medical doctors, the chemical formula of the substance underwent major changes. The work has resulted in a medical product that, unlike many of its competitors, does not swell to "seal" the wound, but speeds up the natural process of blood clotting. Thanks to this property of the new agent, the bleeding can be stopped very quickly, which is especially important in emergency situations.
According to Mikhail Gorshenin, one of the authors of the new drug, it took four years to develop the agent and to produce the first batch. "Our drug can be useful to rescue workers, surgeons, ambulance medics," Gorshenin said. “Besides, the military also show their interest and our product has successfully passed the tests at the State Research Institute of Military Medicine. Now the development team is working to organize production. After all the permits from Roszdravnadzor and Rospotrebnadzor have been received, the drug will appear on the market.