The RAFTTM 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.
RAFTTM 3D Cell Cultures
- are easy to handle for downstream assays
- enable long term culture maintenance
- allow formation of multilayer 3D models
Closer to an in-vivo model – 3D cell culture differs significantly from the traditional 2D culture. There is a trending shift within research to personalized solutions and more biologically relevant models to understand cell behavior. More and more scientific journals and government institutions are recommending the usage of optimal starting materials to build relevant models. In addition, animal models are becoming increasingly cost prohibitive or non-ideal option in development of new drug targets. Such factors are fueling the growing market need for better 3D culture methods such as RAFTTM System.
An important differentiation of the RAFTTM System to other 3D platforms or to 2D culture methods is its usability in developing complex in vitro models. The versatility of the system has been beneficial especially in certain applications such as development of a tumor microenvironment, liver fibrosis models, corneal models or blood-brain barrier models where a multi-layer co-culture setup is difficult to achieve with alternative methods.
Complete kit solution – 3D cultures are difficult to setup and optimize. The RAFTTM System is user-friendly, supplying the necessary reagents, absorbers and protocols optimized to work together to form 3D cultures. The kit and supporting protocols are designed to ease the transition of a first-time 3D culture user to the RAFTTM System.