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Alum’s QuikClot Saves Lives

Alum’s Invention is Saving Lives in Hospitals and War Zones Around the World.

by Lou Manzione

CETA is proud of many of its highly accomplished alumni but Frank Hursey ’77 has a special place in our College. Frank is a highly successful businessperson who speaks regularly with our students about entrepreneurism and invention. He is the president of Onsite Gas which has unique technology for gas separation used to provide oxygen at military field hospitals among many other commercial applications. But it is his invention of QuikClot hemostatic agent that is most special. This family of materials and bandages stops bleeding, and can be found with US military personnel around the world, as well police departments, first responders and EMS squads across the country. The recent announcement from the University of Hartford makes us one of the first institutions of higher education to implement QuikClot for our Public Safety teams to save lives in the event of an accident or incident on campus. In this way, we join hundreds of institutions around the world to take advantage of Frank’s life-saving invention. How proud we are of one of our own!

Read the announcement posted in UHart Stories hartford.edu/quikclot.