Biomaterial scaffolds provide environment for cells to regenerate tissue

25-Jan-2019
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Use of biomaterials as tissue scaffolds is showing promise.
The diseased microenvironment does not resemble healthy ECM.
It has both abnormal biochemical components and different mechanical properties.
A biomaterial scaffold can create a new microenvironment that mimics a healthy ECM.
This can then influence the behavior of infiltrating cells to promote tissue repair.
Synthesized biomaterials can have considerably reduced costs.

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