Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Cell Culture
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

New Webinar on Oncology Applications of RAFT 3D Cell Culture

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Bookmark and Share
UCL and TAP Biosystems’ experts discuss 3D cell culture for effective cancer targeting.

TAP Biosystems has announced that it will be running a new webinar on Wednesday November 6th, offering free access to scientific presentations on the benefits of using its innovative RAFT™ 3D collagen-based cell culture technology in oncology research.

Two 3D cell culture experts, Dr Marilena Loizidou, Senior Lecturer in Cancer Nanotechnology at UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science and Dr Grant Cameron, RAFT Development Director at TAP Biosystems will be presenting data on the RAFT 3D cell culture technology and how it can be utilized to improve results in a number of pre-clinical oncology research applications at two, live webinars on Wednesday November 6th at 11am GMT and 4pm GMT.

To join the webinars, scientists simply need to register at:

During the hour long webinars, Dr Loizidou will discuss how 3D cancer cultures are emerging as a more pathologically-relevant in vitro model than 2D cultures, and how they can be engineered using the RAFT collagen-based technology to mimic the tissue heterogeneity of in vivo solid tumours.

Dr Loizidou will also present data on how RAFT generated 3D cancer models can be used for therapeutic investigations or developed as imaging phantoms.

Dr Cameron will discuss the use 3D collagen based cell cultures to produce dose response curves and to study cell signalling, target modulation and mitochondrial function with data comparisons between 2D cell culture techniques and RAFT generated 3D cell cultures.

Dr Cameron will also provide a brief overview of additional application areas where 3D cell culture is adding value such as improving maturation of iPS hepatocytes over extended culture periods.

Dr Grant Cameron, TAP Biosystems’ RAFT Development Director explained: “There is an increasing demand for realistic 3D cell culture models in oncology research because working with a more physiologically relevant, reproducible cellular environment has the potential for reducing risk in oncology screening by improving translational results.”

Cameron added: “I am privileged to be hosting a webinar alongside such a well respected oncology expert as Dr Marilena Loizidou. It is a great opportunity for existing 3D cell culture advocates and researchers evaluating 3D cell culture to meet. We look forward to discussing the benefits of routinely incorporating the RAFT 3D cell culture process into oncology screening programmes with scientists that join us for these informative webinars on November 6th.”

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,800+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Merck and TAP Biosystems Finalists for “Best Collaboration Award”
Recognizing ambr250 as a breakthrough technology for process development.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
TAP and Gallus Co-host Free Webinar
Explaining the benefits of using ambr15 microbioreactors for DoE.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
New Webinars Explore Feed Strategy Challenges Using Mini Bioreactors
Detailing how to achieve consistent feeding regimes for reproducible scale-up.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Webinar on Mimicking Perfusion Culture Using Micro Bioreactors
Presents validation data for improving media screening and process optimization.
Friday, February 14, 2014
TAP Biosystems Presents New Data on 3D Cell Culture Research
Discussing the application of RAFT 3D models in oncology, toxicology and neuroscience cell-based screening programmes.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Collaboration between TAP Biosystems and UCL to Develop Biomimetic 3D Cancer Models
TAP Biosystems announced new collaboration to develop solid tumour tissue models using its RAFT 3D cell culture system for use in drug discovery applications.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Scientific News
Novel Tumor Treatment
In the first published results from a $386,000 National Cancer Institute grant awarded earlier this year, a paper by Scott Verbridge and Rafael Davalos has been published.
Personalized Drug Screening for Multiple Myeloma Patients
A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow cancer.
Cancer-Fighting Tomato Component Traced
The metabolic pathway associated with lycopene, the bioactive red pigment found in tomatoes, has been traced by researchers at the University of Illinois.
Some Gut Microbes May Be Keystones of Health
University of Oregon scientists have found that strength in numbers doesn’t hold true for microbes in the intestines. A minority population of the right type might hold the key to regulating good health.
The Life Story of Stem Cells
A model analyses the development of stem cell numbers in the human body.
Novel Stem Cell Line Avoids Risk of Introducing Transplanted Tumors
Progenitor cells might eventually be used to repair or rebuild damaged or destroyed organs.
Tissue Engineers Recruit Cells to Make Their Own Strong Matrix
Extracellular matrix is the material that gives tissues their strength and stretch. It’s been hard to make well in the lab, but a Brown University team reports new success. The key was creating a culture environment that guided cells to make ECM themselves.
Towards Patient-Specific Drug Screening
A new breakthrough by the 3D stem cell printing team at Heriot-Watt could pave the way to individually tailored drug testing regimes, both reducing the need for animal testing and ensuring that patients receive drugs which are most effective for their individual needs.
Artificial Kidney Research Gets A Boost
Development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney — a promising alternative to kidney transplantation or dialysis for people with end-stage kidney disease — has received a $6 million boost.
Improving the Efficiency of Red Blood Cell Production
Study points to way of significantly reducing cost of laboratory-produced cells.

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,800+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,000+ scientific videos