Here’s what you missed: CELLINK Collaborative Partnership Conference 2019

In early November we had the honor of hosting the third annual CELLINK Collaborative Partnership Conference in New Orleans. Between seeing familiar faces, making new friends and learning about the latest in the industry, it was nothing short of a good time! If you didn’t have the chance to make it this year, keep reading for a look at what you missed.

Connecting with some of the most brilliant minds in bioprinting.

The CELLINK Collaborative Partnership Conference brought together more than 100 scientists from around the world this year. We believe that social settings are one of the best environments for networking, so we held two social events to give our community a great opportunity to interact and form new connections.


Everyone was invited to the kickoff in the heart of New Orleans to prepare for two days of bioprinting discussion and inspiration. CELLINK CEO and co-founder Erik Gatenholm went through our latest accomplishments, highlighting what our community is capable of and how we are moving the industry forward.

“The social events at the CELLINK Collaborative Partnership Conference let researchers network and have fun at the same time. We got to connect in a relaxed setting and learn more about what we are all doing,” said Dr. Ghasem Yazdanpanah from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


For three years, CELLINK has purposefully created opportunities for jobs and collaborations to help the community further their research and bring the bioprinting industry to the next level. Participants danced the night away, enjoyed some authentic New Orleans cuisine and talked for hours about joint collaborations, research opportunities, projects and more.

Inspiring and educational talks by leaders in multiple fields essential to the bioprinting industry.

We had the privilege of having an incredible group of speakers share their work and wisdom. We heard from leading scientists like Professor Ali Khademhosseini, Professor Nasim Annabi, Professor Minna Bissell, Professor Bob Langer, Professor David Kaplan, Professor David Williams, Professor.


Here are the topics they discussed:

  • The Development of Elastic Bioinks for 3D Printing Soft Tissue: Professor Nasim Annabi.
  • Engineering in Precision Medicine: Professor Ali Khademhosseini.
  • Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering: Professor Bob Langer.
  • Biocompatibility and considerations with Biomaterials and Bioprinting: Professor David Williams.
  • 3D and 4D Printing with Silk Proteins: Professor David Kaplan.
  • Vascularized Artificial Organs: Professor Kyung-Sun Kang.
  • Why we don’t get more cancer: Professor Mina Bissell.

“The conference was an amazing opportunity to hear from leaders in the bioprinting field and meet with fellow researchers. The exchange of ideas and discussions about medicine and the future of bioprinting were awesome.” – Dr. Noah Laird, University of Iowa.


“The conference was a great experience with stimulating talks by leaders in the fields of organoid and 3D bioprinting as well as interesting exchanges between scientists on the sidelines.” – Dr. Lisa Oliver, University of Nantes.

Bioprinting workshops and demos with the CELLINK team.

At CELLINK, our mission is to provide the best products and customer service possible to help scientists achieve their goals and build the future of medicine. In that effort, we packed two days full of demos and workshops aimed at helping our community maximize their user experience on our systems.

We brought our BIO X, INKREDIBLE+ and Lumen X powered by Volumetric to demonstrate all the ways these systems can enhance projects in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and more.

CELLINK team members from applications, sales, hardware, software and the bioink and tissue engineering team were all present to help community members throughout the conference enhance their research and connect with scientists working on similar and complementary projects.

“I really enjoy how CELLINK focuses on making their customers their partners in their success. It makes me want to buy their products and work with them so both parties succeed in our respective endeavors. Keep up the great work!” – Dr. A.J. Mellot, president and founder of Ronawk.

From bioprinting corneas, hearts, vascular networks, skin and more – the achievements of the CELLINK community never cease to amaze. Be sure to follow us on social media to get updates on our 2020 conference:







We hope to see you there!

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