RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System

  • Set up 3D cell cultures in < 1 hour
  • System allows formation of multilayer 3D models
  • High versatility of the RAFT™ system
  • User-friendly: everything you need is provided
  • Perfect for first-time 3D culture users

There is a trending shift within research to more biologically relevant models to understand cell behavior. The RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System has been designed and customized by users to provide you with a highly versatile 3D cell culture system.

Versatile 3D cell cultures

The RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System creates cell cultures inside a high-density collagen scaffold that more closely mimics the natural environment of cells. You can create 3D cell cultures with a single cell type or with multiple cell types. It is your choice to increase the complexity of your 3D cell culture by spiking the system with additional extracellular matrix proteins on top of the standard collagen that is provided with the kit.                        

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

RAFT™ 3D Cell Cultures – the complete solution

The RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture Kit offers a complete solution with the necessary reagents and consumables to develop 3D cell cultures:

The RAFT™ Reagent Kit consists of rat tail collagen 1 as the extracellular matrix scaffold and a specially-designed neutralizing solution that enables neutralization to be carried out in a single step. The kit also contains 10X MEM to support cells through the process.

The novel RAFT™ Absorbers are biocompatible absorbers which are designed to work with standard 96- or 24-well cell culture plates as well as 24-well cell culture inserts. Once the cells are mixed with RAFT™ Reagents, the absorbers are utilized to compress and absorb excess liquid from the collagen mixture. This results in the creation of well-controlled, high-density collagen scaffolds embedded with your cell type(s) of choice.


Watch this video to learn how the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System works

Watch this video to learn how the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System works

Ordering information

Westburg offers this product in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg,
If you are not located in these countries please visit the Lonza website to find your local distributor.
Cat no. Description
LO 016-0R92 RAFT Plate Kit, 4x 96-well clear plates + absorbers
LO 016-0R94 RAFT Reagent Kit
LO 016-1R10 RAFT 96-well kit (016-0R94 + 016-0R92)
LO 016-1R16 RAFT small kit (016-0R95+016-1R34)
LO 016-1R17 RAFT 96well small kit (016-0R95 + 016-0R96)
LO 016-1R18 RAFT Insert Kit, small (x-0R95+x-0R97)
LO 016-1R24 RAFT 24well kit (016-0R94+016-1R32)
LO 016-1R25 RAFT 24well insertkit 016-0R94+016-1R33
LO 016-1R32 RAFT Absorbers for 24-well plate 48 qty
LO 016-1R33 RAFT Insert Absorber for 24-well 48 qty