Many of the worst injuries occur in places where there isn't access to advanced medical care. Xstat, a product designed for the military to save lives on the battlefield, has now been approved by the FDA for use in other applications. The innovative syringe-like applicator is filled with absorbent sponges and injected into areas of major trauma. The sponges expand inside the wound applying pressure to prevent life threatening injuries. The Xstat is especially useful on parts of the body that are not conducive to the application of a tourniquet and can stop blood flow in 20 seconds. This is an example of innovation leaving its mark on the world.