Biomaterial-microvasculature interaction on polymers after implantation in mice
AbstractBiomaterial research is expected to forward new materials to be used as, e.g., implant materials or as scaffolds for tissue engineering. It is central for such a scaffold material to create the track on which those cells can inhabitate the scaffold needed to rebuild functional tissue substitutes. For the biointegration of the implant with the native cellular tissue this must be able to grow on the material surface. For the elimination of the degradation products and the adeqaute transport of nutrients/gases within the newly formed tissue the angiogenesis of new blood vessels is thought to play an important role.