College Students Invent Gel That Instantly Stops Bleeding

March 21, 2013


Seen here about to be tested on a very rare pork loin (DAMMIT I SAID MEDIUM RARE) New York University student Joe Landolina demonstrates Veti-Gel, the magical blood stopping formula he invented with NYU grad Isaac Miller. Allegedly the stuff can even stop the bleeding in the event of a punctured organ, something I don't wish on anyone but my top three worst enemies. Make it top five.

The lifesaving goo is an artificial version of something called the extracellular matrix, which makes up the connective tissue that helps hold animal bodies together.

"We use plant-derived versions of the polymers that make up your skin," the whiz kid said. "If they go into a wound, they build on existing polymers. It's like it tells your body to stop bleeding."

Hey -- whatever saves lives. If somebody stabs me I don't care what you jam in the wound as long as it isn't penises and I live to see another day I'm fine with it. Oh, and ideally something that won't cause cancer in five years, but again, beggers can't be choosers. Asbestos, good choice.

Hit the jump to watch the gel in action.

Thanks to Mr. T, who pities the fool with a gushing wound.

  • Guest

    Trauma Center is real now! Antibiotic Gel that seals EVERYTHING

  • Martin

    Looks gross but I do hope that this really works well.

  • This seems like a really effective gel. I'd love to see and try this for real.


  • This isn't something new..I've seen another video years ago about this kind of bleed stopper. Looks gross but as long as it works then fine.


  • Sean Ellery

    injected directly into the bloodstream and you'd kill a guy pretty much instantly once it reached their heart or brain...

  • David Jones

    I could do with some of this in DayZ

  • Turbosloth

    Rednecks discovered this ages ago, mayonnaise and duct tape.

  • Old news is old.

  • lordpikachu

    what's the point when you have superglue?

  • Max Baldwin

    If only Tupac and Biggie had this....

  • Closet Nerd

    "You're nobody [nobody], till somebody [somebody] kills you"
    ....just sayin

  • jay h

    you should get out and be somebody then closet nerd
    .....yep do that

  • Mass effect gel

  • Tyler AitchKay

    Generic sci-fi med gel, really

  • Jed Savage

    Very cool, if somewhat gross video. Thanks!

  • Jono Charles Davey

    Yeah they'll be proud now, but just wait until it's taken by industries and then charged at an arm and a leg.

  • EarlStivenson

    By following this simple advices you can bring from 5000-8000$ income every month... All you need is a computer and a internet connection and you are ready to start...


  • Jono Charles Davey

    Oh good lord, I made a pun without even intending to. Nah I was just being conspiratorial. :P

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