Unlocking the power of Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis

At LUMICKS, our goal is to improve human health by unlocking the power of Dynamic Single–Molecule analysis to provide unparalleled insight into the fundamental cause of disease and potential for drug optimization. With the rate of progress in biological research accelerating exponentially, the need to understand how biological processes occur at a molecular level is becoming increasingly important.

LUMICKS addresses pivotal research trends towards smaller scale and functional analysis at an advanced level, facilitating a new type of understanding.

What causes DNA repair to malfunction in the process that leads to breast cancer?

How does the energy landscape of a particular protein cause the misfolding that leads to Alzheimer’s?

These are just a few of the challenges that motivate our customers and have inspired us to push boundaries through development of our current product range.

Focused on Driving the Adoption of DSM in Molecular Research

LUMICKS is the world-leader in Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis (“DSM”) and is focused on establishing this breakthrough approach as a standard analytical method in molecular biology and drug discovery through increasingly rapid adoption by scientific KOLs and publications by early adopters, as well as through our growing pharma customer base.

With a complementary and growing product line, LUMICKS is well positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity for this technology across the academic and pharma segments.

Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis explained

All biological processes ultimately take place at the molecular level, all diseases arise at this level, and practically all drugs act at this level. Thus, there is a huge need to understand how these molecular interactions take place.

The challenge is that all current life science tools working at a molecular level either measure static structure or average binding kinetics; the crucial and often very complex mechanistic details of the underlying dynamic process of protein interactions are not revealed. Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis reveals these details.

The unique ability to combine live imaging, manipulation and force-displacement measurement with Angstrom precision, provides single-protein imaging resolution and base pair resolution of molecular conformational changes, which gives the crucial dynamic and functional mechanistic information that is complementary to protein structure (Crystallography) and ensemble average kinetics (SPR).

The dynamic process of DNA Replication at the single-molecule scale. Credits: Originally created by DNA Learning Center for www.dnai.org.

A selection of academic research sites that have adopted LUMICKS technology

ShanghaiTech University

C-Trap™, m-Trap™

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics


FOM Institute AMOLF


Rockefeller University


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Johns Hopkins University

C-Trap™, AFS™

University of Zurich


Georgetown University


University of California, Berkeley

C-Trap™ SR, u-flux™

University of Göttingen


Environmental, Social, Governance

LUMICKS is committed to preserving the environment for future generations through minimizing our environmental footprint. We design our products for low energy consumption, our employees fly CO2 neutral, and we transport our systems in reusable crates.

We are proud of our diverse and multi-cultural team from all corners of the world. Our strong company culture is characterized by the passion, creativity, openness, ownership, and customer orientated approach of our smart and motivated team.


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