XSTAT has been FDA approved for civilian use. XSTAT is revolutionary hemostatic medical device engineered for the control of severe bleeding of wounds not amenable to tourniquet application in adults and adolescents.This is a first-in-kind hemostatic device for the treatment of gunshot and shrapnel wounds. XSTAT works by injecting a group of small, rapidly expanding sponges into a wound cavity using a syringe-like applicator. The sponges expand and swell to fill the wound cavity within 20 seconds of contact with blood, thereby creating a temporary barrier to blood flow and providing hemostatic pressure. Follow the link to see a cool video on XSTAT and how it works.