Welcome to CYTENA

Our mission

We believe that automation and microtechnology will bring the understanding and control of individual cells to a whole new level and empower our customers to serve patients faster and better.

Our story

CYTENA is a young high-tech start-up based in Freiburg, Germany.

All began in summer 2014, when three young entrepreneurs started CYTENA out of the laboratory for MEMS applications and Hahn-Schickard. The first year ended quite successful with already the first single-cell printer sold to a big German company. In the following year 2015 CYTENA raised first venture capital from European investors in their successful seed round.

We are so excited to have sold our instruments to so many customers world-wide and so far, most of the worlds biggest pharma companies use our instruments in their cell line development workflows.

Since August 2019 we are a proud and happy part of the CELLINK family and we are on the road of success constantly looking for new team members.

Why we are different

Team spirit

People around you make the difference. They are the ones who drive you, challenge and encourage you. Only together we have achieved what constitutes CYTENA today. We all together bring CYTENA to the next level. With all ups and downs. This is what made CYTENA one great team. That’s why it’s especially important to us that new team members fit in with our team.

Quality, utility and usability

Quality, utility and usability are the key factors in the success of a product. Quality means for us to always tackle things right and meaningful. Therefore we build reliable and robust products. The customers need to get maximum benefit from our products. We satisfy a real need for the customer. Especially, ease-of-use is important to us. The customer enjoys using our products every day. They must be easy and intuitive to use by anyone in the lab.

Customer satisfaction

A satisfied customer is the most valuable asset to a business. In today’s dynamic time, support is often neglected. The customer is left alone with his questions and problems. Everything is maximally optimized economically. We are convinced that we need to be there for our customers. They should be able to achieve their goals in the best possible way with the help of our technology. For this it is necessary to always stand by them, to listen to them and to deal with their problems.


We are constantly on the hunt for new abilities to reach the next level. Do you want to be part of the team? Then join us! Check out our recent job offers.


Recently, we have moved to our new office space. Working here is great. A lot of space and an entire new building. Through the huge windows you have a fantastic scenic view on the Black Forest and the Vosges in nearby France.

Customer satisfaction

The big, bright room provides sufficient space for our developers and engineers to build great machines. Here our ideas and concepts become reality and turn into products.