Once in a rare while an invention comes along that dramatically disrupts the status quo. When it comes to saving lives at the scene by stopping severe traumatic blood loss, little improvement had been made since the development of the tourniquet during the Civil War.
In 2002, Z-Medica Corporation's launch of QuikClot brand hemostatic agent changed the world of hemostasis forever and brought the promise of saving the lives of untold accident and battlefield victims around the world who would otherwise bleed to death before reaching a surgical setting.
QuikClot is the invention of former NASA engineer, scientist and Z-Medica co-founder Francis X. Hursey who thought outside the box while working with the mineral material at the core of QuikClot while experimenting with it for a totally different purpose. His amazing product rapidly stops moderate to severe arterial and venous bleeding and is easily applied by even non-medical personnel. It is also in the forefront of hemostatic nano-technology.