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Compression and Expansion of Injectable Gel Scaffold

Caption: Left: A fully collapsed square-shaped cryogel rapidly regains its original memorized shape, size, and volume upon hydration. Right: Photos show the placement of a cryogel inside a 1-mL syringe, and the recovery of a square gel after injection through a normal 16-gauge needle.

Credit: Images courtesy of Sidi Bencherif.

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