Universal bioinks for innovative research
In 2016, CELLINK addressed the challenge of developing a universal bioink formulation to advance the bioprinting field. As a result, we developed CELLINK Bioink — the first universal bioink for use in any bioprinting system, enabling convenient 3D tissue engineering with any cell type. This bioink is based on nanofibrillar cellulose and alginate derived from natural sources. It’s developed under stringent quality control to ensure consistency across your research experiments. Beyond offering excellent printability and cell viability, the bioink can be modified with peptides and growth factors to meet any project’s needs.
We developed a series of bioinks tailored for different applications by modifying CELLINK Bioink with RGD peptides, fibrinogen, tricalcium phosphate and laminins. Just mix CELLINK Bioink with a high concentration of cells and bioprint your desired structure. Crosslink with our calcium chloride-containing Crosslinking Agent, wash and culture in your desired cell medium.
Well-dispersed cellulose nanofibrils enable stable CELLINK bioinks with shear-thinning behavior perfect for bioprinting, as their viscosity decreases consistently with increased shear rate. CELLINK LAMININKs have a slightly lower viscosity to form softer bioprinted constructs.