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CELLINK Releases Two New Bioinks for Desktop Bioprinting

by • March 16, 2016 • No Comments

Coming out of Sweden, the startup CELLINK has been working to revolutionize the 3D bioprinting market, releasing their unbelievably low-cost INKREDIBLE computer desktop bioprinter last year for just $5,000. Since and so, CELLINK has been developing new cellular inks, a network for downloadable 3D biomodels, and now, according to the 3DP Business Directory, they have released two brand new bioinks. The two newly created biomaterials are geared to improve our aptitude to bioprint with human tissue and organs, additional delivering this increasingly capable 3D innovation out of well-funded research labs and into a market that is much additional accessible to all researchers, scientists, and students.


The initially newly released ink, CELLINK A, is created of ultra-pure alginate, a biomaterial that has reportedly been in demand of CELLINK customers for a few time. The biodegradable bioink is most suited for situations where the scaffolding material must be replaced by native tissue. Alginate gels have long been utilized by scientist and medical companies for cell encapsulation and 3D cell culturing, but this traditional method generally leads to less control over the architecture of the scaffold. But with CELLINK’s computer desktop bioprinter and alginate-based bioink, scientists and researchers can now advantageous study the use of alginate biomaterial for tissue regeneration. Other alginate-based products have been okayed for implementation in humans, and the new bioink may soon assist move experimentation of in vitro (performed on microorganisms, cells, etc) to actual clinical application.


“CELLINK A is conveniently crosslinked via the same binding agent that is offered with the original CELLINK bioink to manufacture things as easy as possible for the end-users,”said Ida Henriksson, CBO of CELLINK. “We want to ensure that our customers concentrate their valuable time on what they do most: 3D cell culturing. So is it significant that our bioinks provide the top level of reproducibility, high end, and ease of use.”

The CELLINK team

The CELLINK team

The other newly created CELLINK bioink is called SUPPORTINK, that was specifically engineered to assist with “co-printing” complicated 3D structures that need sacrificial structures. SUPPORTINK can be easily removed of the structure once the cells are printed and stabilized, just needing a easy rinsing, that allows for for the creation of tissue models that are equipped with open vascular-resembling networks that can be utilized for a number of applications, such as perfusion with oxygen and culture media.

As they go on assembling upon their well-established computer desktop bioprinting innovation, CELLINK is assisting to bring bioengineering straight onto the desk in a small in size and low-cost way. The rise of low-cost computer desktop bioprinting is enabling for additional access, and thus, additional research with this emerging innovation. The Swedish startup is becoming one of the trailblazers for 3D bioprinting, and these new bioinks can hopefully assist scientists and researchers improve the way human tissues and organs are ‘3D printed’.


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