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Cellink Announces Strategic Partnership with Kugelmeiers Ltd. for 3D Printing Cell Spheroid Kits

3D Printed Cell Spheroid Kits
3D Printed Cell Spheroid Kits
Above: Kugelmeiers Ltd. will distribute Cellink Spheroid Kits/Image Credit: CELLINK

CELLINK, a global leader in developing and delivering life-science solutions, announced a distribution partnership with Kugelmeiers Ltd., a Medical technology manufacturer from Switzerland, to bring to market CELLINK’s 3D printing Cell Spheroid Kits, which package Kugelmeiers Sphericalplate 5D for forming highly standardized spheroids with CELLINK’s vast portfolio of bioinks.

The 3D printing Cell Spheroid Kits will be distributed globally, except in Japan and Switzerland, through CELLINK’s existing marketing and distribution network.

Culturing 3D printing Cell Spheroid is an important emerging field for cell biologists that can be used in scientific, diagnostic and therapeutic applications. When coupled with 3D bioprinting, the enhanced biological functionality and accuracy of spheroids can be used like “building blocks” for tissue engineering.

3D Printed Cell Spheroid Kits
Above: CELLINK’s Spheroid Kit – GelMA/Image Credit: CELLINK

Kugelmeiers and CELLINK are proud of this partnership that makes CELLINK Spheroid Kits available to help researchers optimize workflows for an automated solution to spheroid development.

CELLINK recognizes the paradigm shift toward 3D cellular models in medical research and is committed to providing scientists with better access to the necessary tools and supplies. As demonstrated in the literature, 3D models better mimic in vivo conditions, and CELLINK researchers have found that pairing CELLINK’s bioinks with Kugelmeiers’ Sphericalplate 5D results in improved cellular rearrangement and yields more physiologically relevant data about cellular behavior. A recent CELLINK white paper outlines the benefits of spheroids within the realm of 3D cell culture.

Speaking about the partnership, Magnus Lindeberg, Bioprinting Product Manager, CELLINK, “We are happy to partner with Kugelmeiers on this distribution agreement for the cutting-edge Sphericalplate 5D, which complements our existing portfolio of 3D cell culturing technologies and expanding library of high-quality bioinks. CELLINK strongly believes 3D cell culturing is the future of medicine and is committed to researching, developing and distributing to the scientific community the tools vital to making that change a reality.”

According to Manfred Vogel, Director of Sales, Kugelmeiers, “In Kugelmeiers vision to enable unlimited cell therapies, it is a great honour for us to partner with CELLINK – the leading provider for 3D bioprinting technologies. We strongly believe that the combination of the high quality bioinks from CELLINK and our 3D cell culture technology Sphericalplate 5D will help to find functional and empowering solutions for the global scientific, diagnostic and medical community. ”

Kugelmeiers will bring Cellink’s 3D printing Cell Spheroid Kits to the Switzerland market.


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