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Figure 12: Actuation and clot removal with 15 mole% BPA device. Q: experimental flow rate (=57 mL/min). Panel (a) shows the device during actuation as the hot water was injected. Panels (b)–(e) depict the actuated thrombectomy device as it is withdrawn by the tensile tester successfully moving the blood clot from the occluded vessel (panel (b)) to the location of the catheter (panel (e)).