Thanks to an innovative young American, Joe Landolina — a 22 year-old, there’s a way to stop bleeding instantly.

Young Man Invents Way To Stop Bleeding Instantly

Hypothetically, if you’re in an accident, and you’re bleeding profusely, what do you do? You scramble for the VetiGel product, apply it over your would, and you’re healed in minutes.

This is the premise of the VetiGel, algae-based polymer created by Joe Landolina. When he began mastering his material he was only 17. Still in high school, he invented an early version of the gel out of his grandfather’s lab.


Each batch of gel begins as algae, which is made up of tiny individual polymers. If you break those polymers down into even tinier pieces, “kind of like Lego blocks,” Landolina says, you can put them into the gel and inject that gel into a wound site. The gel instantly forms a mesh-like structure once it hits the damaged tissue, whether it’s open skin or a biopsied soft organ — livers, kidneys, spleens. This revolutionary product, if approved for humans, will be breakthrough technology for health care history books. They are calling it the “band-aid” of the future.


“When injected into a wound site, the gel can form a clot within 12 seconds and permanently heal the wound within minutes,” Landolina tells Businesss Insider.

“What that means, on the one hand, is that the gel will make a very strong adhesive that holds the wound together,” Landolina says. “But on the other hand, that mesh acts as a scaffold to help the body produce fibrin at the wound’s surface.”

Fibrin helps repair tissue over the long-term. It’s what allows VetiGel not only to work fast in sealing leaks, but to actually heal the skin. Within a few minutes of application, the gel can be safely removed.

Young Man Invents Way To Stop Bleeding Instantly

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