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India's 'smart bandage' showcased during Narendra Modi's Israel trip

Narendra Modi and Netanyahu during a reception for the Indian community in Tel Aviv, Israel

Bengaluru, July 7 (UiTV/IANS) - Bengaluru-based healthcare start-up Axio Biosolutions' innovative "smart bandage" that stops profuse bleeding within a few minutes was showcased in Israel during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to the country which concluded on Thursday, the makers of the product said.

The product, Axiostat, which is being extensively used by Indian armed forces and para-military forces and at various conflict zones across 75 battalions, was appreciated by the leaders of both the countries, the company said.

"It was a proud moment for us to have been acknowledged for our innovation by the leaders of the two countries. Our aim is to make Axio a global name in the haemostat space and ensure that our commitment to 'save lives' reaches people across the globe," said Leo Mavely, Founder, Axio Biosolutions.

Made of chitosan, a naturally occurring polymer found in shellfish, this smart bandage is "India's first trauma haemostat", according to a company statement.

"Axio was the only defence Med-tech company from India to be invited to be part of the PM's delegation," the statement added.

Concluding his visit to Israel, the Indian Prime Minister on Thursday left for Hamburg, Germany, to attend the G20 Summit.

Axiostat is present in 12 countries and is also being used by hospitals in ambulances and emergency care/trauma units.