Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
ADME Tox
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

New 24-well RAFT Kit for Realistic 3D Cell Culture Models for Toxicology Research

Published: Friday, March 08, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Come and see this versatile 3D cell culture method on TAP’s Booth #1159 at SOT.

TAP Biosystems will be unveiling its latest development in 3D cell culture, the RAFT™ 24 well Kit on Booth #1159 at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Meeting.

The kit can produce realistic, reproducible single or multiple 3D cell cultures in physiologically relevant collagen scaffolds and could improve the results of a range of cell based assay models including those suitable for in-vitro toxicology models.

The new RAFT 24-well kit has been developed in response to researchers’ requests for a 24-well format to generate single or multiple collagen-based 3D cell culture models, ready for in-vitro toxicology research.

The kit is packaged individually to give ultimate flexibility in producing the number of cultures required, without any wastage of consumables or reagents.

The new kit leverages the novel RAFT collagen-based process and works with specially-developed reagents and a plate heater to generate 3D cell cultures using a simple protocol, in less than an hour.

The 24-well kit is the latest addition to the RAFT 3D cell culture portfolio that includes an automation-friendly 96-well version, as well as a kit for 3D cell culture using inserts, enabling researchers to use the RAFT system in a range of therapeutics areas for cell-based screening, modelling and research.

On the booth, TAP’s staff will demonstrate how scientists simply mix the reagents from the RAFT kit with their choice of cells at the desired cell seeding densities, pipette into their preferred type of 24 well plates (Corning, Greiner Bio-One, Millipore and Nunc plates are compatible) and incubate for 15 minutes at 37oC to form a cell-seeded collagen hydrogel.

The RAFT absorbers are placed manually onto the hydrogels, and in just 15 minutes the medium is wicked gently into the absorbers, leaving cells encapsulated in physiological strength collagen.

This 3D cell culture is then suitable for use in in-vitro cell-based assays using analytical techniques such as cell proliferation and immunofluorescent imaging.


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 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ 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 TechnologyNetworks.com 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

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
Scientific News
Cellular Contamination Pathway for Heavy Elements Identified
Berkeley Lab scientists find that an iron-binding protein can transport actinides into cells.
Novel Technique for Kidney Research Developed
To better understand how the treatment leads to kidney damage, and possibly prevent it, a team of researchers at Yale School of Medicine developed a new 3D-imaging technique to peer deep into these vital organs.
Microscopic Fish are 3D-Printed to do More Than Swim
Researchers demonstrate a novel method to build microscopic robots with complex shapes and functionalities.
Promising Class of New Cancer Drugs Cause Memory Loss in Mice
New findings from The Rockefeller University suggest that the original version of BET inhibitors causes molecular changes in mouse neurons, and can lead to memory loss in mice that receive it.
A Better Way to Personalize Bladder Cancer Treatments
Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer.
Breath of Fresh Air for Asthmatics
Researchers hope to develop a platform that will allow a range of drugs to be delivered by inhalation.
Capturing Cell Growth in 3-D
Spinout’s microfluidics device better models how cancer and other cells interact in the body.
Elastic Patch Releases Drugs in a Stretch
Researchers from have developed a drug delivery technology that consists of an elastic patch that can be applied to the skin and will release drugs whenever the patch is stretched.
New Extra ‘Sticky’ Microgel Could Revolutionise Bladder Cancer Treatment
Researchers have designed a new super-efficient way of delivering an anti-cancer drug which could extend and improve the quality of life for bladder cancer patients - and perhaps save lives.
Liposomes: A Basis for Drugs of the Future
An international group of scientists have recently presented a review of liposomes, microscopic capsules widely used all over the world in the development of new drugs.
SELECTBIO

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
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!