In the tissue engineered approach, cells seeded onto a scaffold produce with time a load bearing extra cellular matrix. At the same time the original scaffold degrades and the matrix takes over the mechanical function. The development of a collagen network in tissue engineered constructs strongly depends on the mechanical and chemical stimuli that are applied to the growing tissue [1]. The morphology of the neo-formed tissue engineered collagenous networks is of fundamental importance for performance [2].

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