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CELLINK® Start

Our revolutionary polyethylene oxide blend has been developed into an excellent bioink. This composition, known as CELLINK® Start is easy to print and handle, allowing users to rapidly test and evaluate construct geometries. Additionally, this bioink is ideal as a support material in structures such large tubular structures or constructs with complex geometries such as overhands or other shapes. Simply dissolve away the CELLINK® Start in an aqueous environment to remove it from the construct.

CELLINK® Start is a water soluble gel used as a sacrificial material when bioprinting cell-laden constructs with bioinks having poor shape fidelity or to prevent sagging of bioink filament and thus, bioprint constructs with porosity along all three axes. CELLINK Start is printed at room temperature and easily dissolves away when washing with culture media (after gelation of cell-laden bioink) – making it an easy to use sacrificial material.

You can also print all your complex structures with CELLINK® Start and ensure that they look the way they should prior to printing with human cells. It’s the perfect start for all your bioprinting experiments.

Printability data

  • 22G
  • 25G
  • 27G

Nozzle
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 22G nozzle. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

Straight tip, 0.50″
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 22G Straight tip, 0.50″. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

cellink-start-22g-nozzle
cellink-start-22g-straight-tip-0-50

Lines, 20 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 20 kPa.

Lines, 30 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 30 kPa.

Cellink-Start-SS22G-20-KPa-for-web
22G_30kPa_1-for-web

Nozzle
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 25G nozzle. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

Straight tip, 0.50″
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 25G Straight tip, 0.50″. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

cellink-start-25g-nozzle
cellink-start-25g-straight-tip-0-50

Lines, 22 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 22 kPa.

Lines, 35 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 35 kPa.

Cellink-Start-SS25G-22-KPa-for-web
25G_35kPa_1-for-web

Nozzle
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 27G nozzle. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

Straight tip, 0.50″
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 27G Straight tip, 0.50″. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

cellink-start-27g-nozzle
cellink-start-27g-straight-tip-0-50

Lines, 22 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 22 kPa.

Lines, 45 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 45 kPa.

Cellink-Start-SS27G-22-KPa-for-web
27G_45kPa_1-for-web

22G

Nozzle
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 22G nozzle. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

Straight tip, 0.50″
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 22G Straight tip, 0.50″. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

cellink-start-22g-nozzle
cellink-start-22g-straight-tip-0-50

Lines, 20 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 20 kPa.

Lines, 30 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 30 kPa.

Cellink-Start-SS22G-20-KPa-for-web
22G_30kPa_1-for-web

25G

Nozzle
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 25G nozzle. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

Straight tip, 0.50″
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 25G Straight tip, 0.50″. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

cellink-start-25g-nozzle
cellink-start-25g-straight-tip-0-50

Lines, 22 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 22 kPa.

Lines, 35 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 35 kPa.

Cellink-Start-SS25G-22-KPa-for-web
25G_35kPa_1-for-web

27G

Nozzle
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 27G nozzle. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

Straight tip, 0.50″
This diagram displays the printability behaviour and characteristics of CELLINK Start, when being printed with a 27G Straight tip, 0.50″. The different graphs correspond to different printing pressures, as indicated by the colours in the legend.

cellink-start-27g-nozzle
cellink-start-27g-straight-tip-0-50

Lines, 22 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 22 kPa.

Lines, 45 kPa
In order to assess printability one has to consider a lot of factors. Here we can see how CELLINK Start performs when printing straight lines, using a printing pressure of 45 kPa.

Cellink-Start-SS27G-22-KPa-for-web
27G_45kPa_1-for-web