by Vanesa Listek | April 22, 2019
Back in 2015, Erik Gatenholm realized there was no place to purchase bioink for 3D bioprinting. So, blown away by this gap in the market, he quickly worked with co-founder Hector Martinez to create a universal bioink that anyone working with bioprinting could use. It was quite a high stakes bet, and at the beginning they set up a webshop to see if they got any bites. It only took 24 hours for the first sale. With more orders quickly coming in, they realized the enormous potential of the product they developed, and CELLINK was born, becoming the first company to commercialize a universal bioink for bioprinting of human tissues and organs.