Nanofiber sponges for hemostasis

Nanofiber based sponges for rapid fluid absorption

  • Rapidly absorb blood and other fluids
  • Retain shape when wet
  • Capable of retaining more fluid than gelatin sponges and other products
  • Effective in large animal study

 
Licensing Manager: Lisa Jorgenson, PhD
lisa.jorgenson@unmc.edu or 402-315-0543
 

Description

New technology quickly stops serious bleeding

Jingwei Xie, PhD

A new technology to stop severe bleeding injuries has been developed by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
 
The technology is a nanofiber-based sponge capable of rapidly absorbing blood and other fluids while still retaining its overall shape and size.
 
The nanofiber sponge absorbs more fluid, more quickly than traditional gauze products and gelatin sponges currently on the market.
 
The nanofiber sponges were tested in a large animal liver injury model. In the tests, the nanofiber sponges effectively stopped the catastrophic bleeding, and greatly reduced overall blood loss.
 
The new nanofiber sponge will be a useful addition to surgical suites, emergency rooms and the battlefield.
 
To discuss licensing opportunities contact Lisa Jorgenson, PhD, at lisa.jorgenson@unmc.edu or 402-315-0543.