High-tech sponge can save lives in less than 20 seconds

(FOX News) - What if a small sponge could mean the difference between life and death?

A plug for life-threatening situations, XSTAT technology can plug a gunshot wound within a mere 20 seconds.

Made by Oregon-based RevMedx, the tech was developed for the battlefield with funding from U.S. Special Operations Command and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program.

The leading cause of death on the battlefield is uncontrolled external hemorrhage.

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