A common application of biomaterials is the use for cell substrates. This could be for bioreactors as well as for degradable scaffolds used in tissue engineering. These substrates require certain structures and defined micro- and macro-porosity to enable cell adhesion and cell proliferation. Coming from the tailored fiber placement the idea evolved to process biocompatible and biodegradable thread material by embroidery technology to obtain two-dimensional textile constructs.
Dr. Konrad Gliesche, Annette Breier