Joe Landolina, 22, is the CEO of Suneris, the company that has developed Vetigel. Vetigel is a medical gel that can be applied to open, bleeding wounds of all sizes in order to stop bleeding completely and begin the healing process all between 5-10 seconds.
Brooklyn-based biotechnology company Suneris has designed a polymer gel that can be injected at wound sites for immediate clotting. Within 15 seconds of application, VetiGel begins matching the composition of the surrounding tissues, reducing blood flow and sealing up injury. CEO and Co-Founder Joe Landolina says he and his team designed VetiGel to be ubiquitous one day. “Our goal is to get this in every ambulance, in every soldier’s belt, and in every mom’s purse,” Landolina told Bloomberg News. “And to be in every mom’s purse means having a product that is easy enough to be used by just about everybody.” Right now, however, tests on VetiGel have yet to involve human subjects. Their sights are first set on veterinarian clinics, where they can see how animal wounds seal up before ironing out any wrinkles as they approach human tissue. If all goes to plan, Suneris hopes to get FDA approval for the futuristic bandage and bring it to market.
This is an incredible invention that could change the way we treat wounds forever. The most impressive part is that Landolina came up with the idea when he was just 17-years-old!
He seems like a nice guy too. See him explain the process and it’s possible applications in a TED Talk.