News | April 22, 2020

Lonza To Host New Webinar – '3D Cell Culture Models For Respiratory Research'

Free Lonza webinar to discuss the benefits of using physiologically relevant 3D cell culture models to enhance respiratory research for diseases like COVID-19

On 6 May Lonza will host a free 60-minute webinar on the importance of using advanced three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models that closely mimic lung diseases like COVID-19, to streamline and optimize respiratory research.

With the world battling the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, drug discovery researchers are under enormous pressure to deliver a safe and effective treatment. 3D cell culture is increasingly becoming the preferred in vitro approach for studying lung cell biology, as it provides more physiologically relevant and predictive data for in vivo testing. However, conventional 3D cell culture technology has been associated with time and process optimization challenges, which can have a negative impact on experimental efficiency and timelines. Lonza’s RAFT 3D Cell Culture System offers a complete solution designed to simplify and accelerate the development of complex in vitro models for advanced respiratory research.

In the webinar titled "3D Cell Culture Models for Respiratory Research", Dr Davide Confalonieri, Channel Manager, Sales EU at Lonza, will discuss the following topics:

  • Modeling the airway: 2D vs 3D cell culture
  • Development of a multilayered 3D bronchial epithelium for disease modeling and toxicity testing
  • 3D airway model configurations enabled using the RAFT 3D Cell Culture System
  • The benefits of air-liquid interface cultures
  • Case studies to demonstrate the benefits of 3D respiratory cell culture models

More information about attending the webinar is available here(

3D Cell Culture Models for Respiratory Research
Speaker: Davide Confalonieri
6 May 2020

  • 8 AM PDT (Los Angeles)
  • 11 AM EDT (New York)
  • 4 PM BST (London)
  • 5 PM CEST (Berlin)

Further information can be found on the RAFT 3D Cell Culture System web page. By registering interest in the webinar, participants will also receive a link once it is available to view the webinar "on demand" via the Lonza website.

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Source: Lonza