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Injectable foam could stanch internal bleeding

New technology to be tested by Watertown firm

SAN FRANCISCO — The US military is testing the use of foam injections as a way to stanch internal bleeding of soldiers wounded on the battlefield. The technology may also eventually save the lives of civilians injured in car or other serious accidents far from a hospital emergency room.

Expanding foam technology has long been a dream of the military and civilian emergency medical staff. All previous ­attempts have failed.

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