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Collagen Type I, rat tail

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A high-quality rat tail collagen solution for 3D collagen gel preparation, e.g., in chemotaxis assays

  • Provides in vivo–like extracellular matrix (ECM) structures
  • Highly-concentrated collagen solution—usable for the preparation of a variety of gel concentrations
  • Fast polymerization facilitates optimal cell distribution in 3D gels
  • Non-pepsinized, native collagen for a close-to-nature situation

Product Details


  • Chemotaxis assays in firm 3D collagen gels
  • Leukocyte and tumor cell migration
  • 3D cell microscopy
  • Culturing cells on thin or thick collagen layers
  • Coating of cell cultureware to promote cell attachment
  • Differentiation studies – 2D versus 3D
  • Highly suited for live cell imaging and fluorescence microscopy

Technical Features:

  • High-quality purified protein from rat tendons
  • Ideal for use in combination with µ-Slide Chemotaxis
  • Ready to use
  • Highly standardized manufacturing process
  • Stringent quality standards
  • Simple and easy protocol and handling
  • Storage at -20°C for well-defined quality and reproducibility


Source Rat tail tendon
Appearance Optically clear viscous liquid
Extraction Acid, non-pepsinized
Purity > 90 % by SDS PAGE
Sterility Sterile, for cell culture
Contaminants Negative for DNA, bacteria, fungi, and mycoplasma
Growth factors None
Formulation Supplied in 17.5 mM acetic acid (0.1%)
pH pH 3.8
Functional control 3D gelling and 2D coating test in cell culture
Storage -20°C

Note: If you want to prepare 3D gels either with or without cells, we recommend using the 5 mg/ml Collagen I solution. We do not recommend using the 10 mg/ml Collagen solution for these applications.

Application Examples

Chemotaxis of HT-1080 cells,
which are migrating towards FCS,
using low resolution microscopy
for a maximum of migration data

High resolution microscopy during chemotaxis and cell polarization, using the HT-1080 LifeAct cell line

Cell spheroid (or micro tumor) on top of, or embedded in, a 3D matrix for long-term cultivation. The upper well provides nutrients by means of diffusion.

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