Gen 3


The new standard for light bioprinting

A new standard for benchtop DLP bioprinters

Powered by CELLINK’s cutting-edge technology and harnessing 405 nm visible light, this system brings a new degree of precision and utility to the light-based bioprinter space.


Years of listening to customers’ needs and feedback have culminated in LUMEN X™ Gen 3, packed with an array of new features and simplified workflows. Enabling greater results and allowing researchers across the world to create the future of life-saving treatments.


Designed for live cell printing

The new tight temperature control, a smooth printing mechanism, and sterility across the printing workflow, join together to increase cell viability. The autoclavable build platform has increased reusability without compromising on sterility.


Grayscale Printing

Accurately tune the stiffness of your material and create biomechanical gradients on demand to capture the finer details of in-vivo biology


Tight Temperature Control

Work with a wider than ever range of materials or focus on studying the thermal properties of a single material by setting the temperature anywhere between room temperature and 60 degrees Celsius.


Consistent prints - every time

With a uniform distribution of intensity across the entire build platform, the LUMEN X™ Gen 3 ensures consistent crosslinking of photoinks independent of position. Levelling up the ability for array printing.


Precise and complex printing

An intuitive software combined with high feature resolution and optimized photoinks makes working on organ-on-a-chip models and developing microfluidic chips an effortless experience.


Modular build platforms

With an expanded range of build platforms, print a variety of model sizes and materials with ease and say goodbye to unnecessary waste of photoinks.

The new standard for light bioprinting

Simply explained

Understanding the printing mechanism

The material

The LUMEN X™ is optimized to build solid hydrogel structure by beginning with a droplet of light-sensitive, liquid PhotoInk™ hydrogels in a vat. Learn more about available biomaterials further down.

The printing

An industrial blue-light projector exposes a series of images onto the vat, like a slideshow. The areas of the droplet that are exposed will crosslink and solidify into a single layer. The build platform moves up to allow each layer to stack and build the part.

Building life, one layer at a time.

Key Applications




Complex microfluidic structures

With high precision and resolution, the LUMEN X™ Gen 3 enables the creation of complex microfluidic structures with intricate geometries for controlled fluid flow. Users can work directly with cells or seed them later. The LUMEN X™ eliminates lengthy casting processes and finally brings a much-desired, time and cost-effective solution for reproducible microfluidic fabrication.  



Material development

Develop your own materials without workarounds

The LUMEN X™ allows users to develop and use their own materials without workarounds or extra fees, opening the door for the development of materials with unique properties and novel tissue engineering applications. With precision control over all key parameters like temperature, intensity and exposure times, researchers can glean a greater understanding of their material’s behavior.



Tissue Engineering

Addressing tissue-engineering challenges

Supported by the DLP technology, the LUMEN X™ enables researchers to address one of the most long-standing challenges – fabricating complex vascular networks. Coupled with grayscale printing onboard for the first time ever, the LUMEN X™ Gen 3 truly unlocks a new degree of capability in capturing in-vivo like conditions.



Drug Development

Providing greater insights & lowering costs

With LUMEN X Gen 3, we’re able to provide greater insight into the efficiency of medicinal candidates. With greyscale printing allowing multi-stiffness constructs, an increased build size, it is easier than ever to create diseased or healthy tissue constructs with fully accurate biomimetic properties. These constructs are ready to be dosed with compounds for evaluation in the early-stage compound selection process.