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Small is Big When it comes to the World of Plastic Straws

from Plastics News

A new injectable polymer developed by researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle could help strengthen blood clots and save lives. PolySTAT can be injected into the patient on site to stop bleeding before reaching a full medical team at a hospital or trauma center. In a study on rats, researchers at UW found it saved 100 percent of animals with fatal injuries to the femoral artery. In comparison, just 20 percent of rats treated with a natural protein to help blood clot survived. more

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