Biomaterial scaffolds provide environment for cells to regenerate tissue
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.