A group of scientists discovered that the venom of the highly venomous spear-headed snake, an endemic species, using the enzyme called batroxobinhas succeeded in developing a special ‘superglue’ that can stop bleeding in seconds. The enzyme mixed with a gelatin arranged so that it can be put into a small tube, by accelerating the blood clotting process can easily stop bleeding.
From fibrin glue currently used in the medical world 10 times more bonding strength, the bleeding stopping time of the new adhesive was also determined to be much faster. This time was announced as 45 seconds for the new super glue, compared to 90 seconds for fibrin glues.
It’s pretty simple to implement:
Professor Kibret Mequanint, from Western University, one of the authors of the study, who made a statement about the developed superglue. During trauma, injury and emergency bleeding, this ‘super glue’ it is possible to apply by simply squeezing the tube and holding a visible light on it for a few seconds” and drew attention to how easily the adhesive can be applied. Again, according to Mequanint, the light that needs to be kept on the adhesive after tightening can even be a simple phone flashlight.
It has been announced that the adhesive, which can be used everywhere from traffic accidents to battlefields, has been tested for many different bleeding conditions thanks to its applicator, which is large enough to fit easily in first aid kits. In tests on a cut mouse tail, the adhesive in 34 seconds revealed a 78% reduction in blood loss.