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

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Simplify 3D Cultures with a Novel Method for Tissue Modeling

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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3D culture with RAFT System - Process visualization

White Papers and Protocols   More White Papers Available

New White Papers for RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture SystemComparison of Hepatocytes in Monolayer and the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System

In this white paper, we compare cell viability and cell morphology of rat and human hepatocytes, and the maintenance of Cytochrome P450 (CYP) activity in human hepatocytes grown in the traditional Sandwich Model with that of cells cultured in the RAFT™ 3D System. The data shows that the RAFT™ 3D System represents a more robust model for the long-term maintenance of liver-specific functions. 


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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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  • A Full Thickness Skin Model using the RAFT™ 3D System 
  • Modeling Tumor-Stroma Interactions with the RAFT™ 3D System            
  • Creating RAFT™ 3D Cultures with Different Thicknesses
  • Using immunofluorescence microscopy with RAFT™ 3D Cultures
  • And more...


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Webinar – Watch Now
Hosted by Biotechniques

Learn how three scientists are using the RAFT™ 3D System to create and analyse complex 3D tissue models.


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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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