Human bronchial smooth muscle cells in RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture

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Simplify 3D Cultures with a Novel Method for Tissue Modeling

White Papers and Protocols    

Co-culturing Bronchial Epithelial and Smooth MNew White Papers for RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture Systemuscle Cells from Normal and Asthmatic Donors in RAFT™ System


With 2D methods, it is challenging to layer multiple cell types to achieve the complexity of an airway model. In order to better understand cellular interactions, we developed a preliminary co-culture system with Lonza's bronchial epithelial and smooth muscle cells from normal and asthmatic donors using the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System.


RAFT™ System has been used to successfully generate 3D models in a number of research areas and applications:

  • Cancer research – tumor formation
  • Neurobiology – blood brain barriers
  • Ocular research – corneal models
  • Fibrosis – liver models
  • Airway research – lung models

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More White Papers Available

  • Analysis of cell viability and proliferation in RAFT™ 3D Cell Cultures
  • Using immunofluorescence microscopy with RAFT™ 3D Cultures
  • How to set up RAFT™ 3D Cell Cultures – A step by step protocol
  • And more...

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Archived Webinar
“Overcoming Current Challenges with 3D Cell Culturing” presented by Nature Publishing Group and sponsored by Lonza is available for on-demand viewing.

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How Does the RAFT™ System Work?

The RAFT™ System creates cell cultures inside a high-density collagen scaffold that more closely mimics the natural environment of cells.


The RAFT™ Kit includes a collagen type I solution and biocompatible absorbers, which enables researchers to control both cell concentration and matrix density.

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Learn How it Works

3D culture with RAFT System - Process visualization


Benefits at a Glance

RAFT™ System has been designed with usability in mind, with simple easy-to-follow protocols that allow researchers to set up 3D cell cultures in under an hour.


RAFT™ 3D Cell Cultures
  • are easy to handle for downstream assays
  • enable long term culture maintenance
  • allow formation of multilayer 3D models

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RAFT 3D Cell Culture Kit


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