SUPPORT series

The best bioinks for any demonstration

Our SUPPORT Series includes bioinks designed to support constructs and demonstrations. These bioinks incorporate thickeners, sacrificial materials and bright colors to make tailored architectures and educational projects easier than ever.

Perfect constructs, every time

Our bioinks are designed to provide the support you need on any project. Whether you need a bright nonsterile material for your next demonstration or a thickener to fine-tune your construct’s composition, we have the solution for you.

The product series:


CELLINK PCL is a high-molecular weight (Mn 50,000) thermoplastic linear polyester derived from caprolactone monomer. This biodegradable polyester has a melting point of 60 degrees Celsius. PCL provides a reinforcing structure to load-bearing tissue constructs, including bone grafts and osteochondral plugs developed for in vitro and in vivo studies. It can also provide a temporary scaffold for overhanging structures.


CELLINK PLURONICS is a copolymer widely used as a sacrificial material for cell-laden constructs and bioinks with poor shape fidelity. CELLINK PLURONICS prints at room temperature and easily dissolves when cooled, making it an easy-to-use sacrificial material.


CELLINK START is a water-soluble gel used as a sacrificial material for cell-laden constructs, bioinks with poor shape fidelity and constructs with porosity along all three axes. CELLINK START prints at room temperature and dissolves easily after washing with culture media (after gelation of the cell-laden bioink) – making it an easy to use sacrificial material.


CELLINK START X is the second generation of our CELLINK START bioink. This new-and-improved formula enables crosslinking using 405-nm light. START X maintains printability through a range of nozzle shapes and diameters. Use it to evaluate construct geometry and for education and training demonstrations. You can also use START X for structural support and as a soft surface during bioprinting within a perfusable organ on-a-chip and for permanent models with customized mechanical characteristics.


CELLINK SUPPORT is the first universal biomaterial thickener for developing bioinks. SUPPORT is optimized to blend with nearly every traditional 3D-culturing material to enhance viscosity and add shear-thinning properties. SUPPORT makes nearly any biomaterial printable, extending the biomaterials that can be used as bioinks. SUPPORT is composed of highly hydrated cellulose nanofibrils and comes in a 3-mL ready-to-print cartridge.


CELLINK XPLORE is a nonsterile bioink designed for demonstrations. Use it to print surgical models and larger organ structures while retaining shape integrity. Similar to CELLINK Bioink, XPLORE has excellent printability and viscosity. XPLORE comes in multiple colors to help visualize the printing process when using several printheads at once.