College Student Creates Something An Awful Lot Like Mass Effect’s Medi-gel

Mass Effect Medi Gel

Medi-gels are a necessary tool in Mass Effect. The goop heals wounds in a heartbeat by sealing the injury and therefore stopping bleeding and protecting against infection. It’s liquid proof and will stop darn near anything from getting into the wound. Something like it would be incredibly handy in real life, and college student Joe Landolina may have invented it.

His creation is dubbed Veti-Gel and it closes up wounds instanteously and starts the healing process. It’s almost too good to be true. Landolina says the substance is made from a synthetic extracellular matrix, “the substance that forms a kind of scaffolding in the body that holds cells together and also triggers the clotting process if there is an injury.”

He’s seen it close any size wound it’s been applied to, and he’s seen it heal severe burns in a way very similar to the scene in The Hunger Games when Katniss applies the magic cream to heal her fire-related injuries. It’s in the early stages of development, but it’s looking optimistic.

Veti-Gel does three things in particular, depending on what part of the wound it comes in contact with. It can stimulate the creation of a blood-clotting substance, activate platelet cells to further plug the hole or cover and compress the wound.

I’m sure we’ll hear more about this wonder gel as testing continues.

See it in action on a pork loin in the video after the break (so not for the squeamish).

(MNN via Kotaku)


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