dimanche 20 septembre 2009

Gluing together expertise to help save lives

A veteran and an immigrant Israeli combine their talents to help save victims of conflict with LifeBond - a sticky new sealant that closes wounds and stops bleeding. Living in Haifa during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, entrepreneurial biomedical engineers Ishay Attar and Orahn Preiss-Bloom were horrified by the rockets landing nearby and the television images of bleeding victims. It seemed to them that existing methods for "sealing" injuries were inadequate to cope with complex shrapnel wounds.

Market research confirmed their initial hunch says Attar, previously vice president of Misgav Venture Accelerator. One year later, he and Preiss-Bloom launched LifeBond, an innovative sealant made of biocompatible substances that can close wounds. "Surgical teams are actively seeking innovative wound-closure products with improved performance and ease-of-use to seal surgical staple lines and stop severe bleeding," Attar tells ISRAEL21c.
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