RatCol® Rat Tail Collagen for 3D hydrogels


RatCol® for 3D gels is 25 mL of 4 mg/ml, type I rat tail telocollagen solution available for 3D hydrogels or 2D coatings.

This kit for 3D gels is available with a neutralization solution for simple handling. Being telocollagen, RatCol® available for 3D gels will develop harder hydrogels compared to atelocollagen.

RatCol® Type I Acid Soluble Rat Tail Collagen consists of 100 mg at a concentration of nearly 4 mg/mL in a 0.02M acetic acid solution (~pH 3). RatCol® collagen seems to be soluble telo-collagen.

Every product consists of a bottle including 100 mg of collagen solution equipped with a bottle of pre-formulated neutralizing solution for the development of a collagen gel. This collagen product has been offered in easy-to-use packaging for use and storage. This product is sterile-filtered and is supplied as a user-friendly solution.

This product is perfect for coating surfaces, offering the generation of thin layers for culturing cells, or using as a solid gel. RatCol® collagen is appropriate for applications with the help of a range of cell lines such as fibroblasts, hepatocytes, and epithelial cells.

Source: Advanced Biomatrix

Parameter, Testing, and Method RatCol® Type I Collagen #5153
Sterilization Method Filtration
Extraction Method Acid - telocollagen
Form Solution
Package Size 100 mg (~25 mL) Kit
Storage Temperature of Collagen 2-10 °C
Storage Temperature of Neutralization Solution Room Temperature
Shelf Life Minimum of 6 months from date of receipt
Collagen Concentration - Biuret 3.5-4.5 mg/mL
Collagen Purity - Silver Staining ≥ 99%
pH 3.0-3.8
Kinetic Gel Test (Minutes) ≤ 40
Gel Formation Tube Test (Minutes) ≤ 40
Electrophoretic Pattern - Coomassie Blue Characteristic
Sterility - USP modified No growth
Endotoxin - LAL ≤ 10.0 EU/mL
Osmolality (mOsmo H2O/kg) ≤ 35
Cell Attachment Assay Pass
Source Rat Tail Tendon
Hydrogel Young's Modulus E (Pa) Characteristic

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