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Generation and analysis of complex tissue models using the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017    Time: 11 AM EDT / 8 AM PDT / 4 PM GMT

Researchers have been touting the virtues of 3D cell culture over traditional 2D culture for years. But what are the differences between cells grown in 2D and 3D, and how do these differences impact your experiments? In this webinar, three experts describe their experiences developing and using the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System for different applications. The speakers will highlight key differences between 2D and 3D cell culture systems when analyzing cellular properties and functions. They will also describe strategies for the best use of the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System in the lab.

In this webinar, you will specifically gain insight on:

  • How to establish RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture assays in your own lab
  • Tips and techniques for how to analyze RAFT™ 3D Cell Cultures
  • Efforts to perform tumor killing assays of cancer cells
  • Development of physiologically relevant 3D colorectal cancer model

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Combining Automated Liquid Handling, Cellular Microscopy and Magnetic Bioprinting to Create Walk Away 3D Oncology, Stem Cell Differentiation, and Toxicity Procedures

Date: wednesday, May 24, 2017    Time: 12 PM - 1 PM EDT

The use of cells cultured into a three-dimensional (3D) configuration continues to gain acceptance within multiple areas of life science research and drug discovery. Assay procedures commonly performed with two-dimensional (2D) cultured cells are rapidly migrating to 3D because of the reestablishment of cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions, and in vivo-like results these cell models afford. Examples include cell migration studies, stem cell differentiation, and toxicity assessments. Magnetic bioprinting is a versatile method for aggregating cells and fomenting ECM interactions that can be used across multiple assay procedures. Using this technology, cells can be printed into 3D ring, dot, or spheroid structures after biocompatible magnetic particles are attached. In this webinar we will demonstrate how assay procedures using 3D magnetic bioprinting can be performed in a walk-away manner using automated liquid handling and incubation, and monitored through fluorescent and label-free image-based analysis.

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