“To morph” means “to transform in appearance, form or character”. In our case, MorphoMed’s novel silk-based tissue engineering scaffolds are transformed into new body tissue. While the silk scaffold undergoes slow biological degradation
, a new ligament
or tendon is formed
including aligned collagen fiber bundles, vascularization and anchoring bone tissue.
In the future, the principle of tissue regeneration will become one of the most important sectors of modern medical device technology, since all implants, be they steel, polymers or other materials, have their limitations and will never fully mimic human tissue, especially not in the long term.