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Go into the bone with our movies, see Dr. Allevable's Unbelievable Laboratory (K-8).

Scaffolds

Regenerative Medicine provides an artificial support structure – a scaffold - to allow the new cells and capillaries to settle and make new tissue.  

The scaffold is structurally similar to the tissue that it is trying to help so the body will recognize it. It also must be strong enough to provide support but naturally degradable so that it can eventually be entirely replaced by healthy, new tissue.



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