SERI® Surgical Scaffold, along with newly ingrown tissue, was shown to exhibit neovascularization.1
Unlike the native tissue generated in and around SERI® Surgical Scaffold, scar tissue may exhibit dense compacted fibers and minimal to no vascularization.1
Methodology: In a study using SERI® Surgical Scaffold in a rat model of abdominal wall defect, SERI® Surgical Scaffold plus tissue sample was taken after 4 weeks following implantation. In a separate rat model study, scar tissue sample was taken after 7 weeks following implantation and identified from the incision site.1
Note: Similar studies in humans have not been performed.