Everything you need to know about LUMICKS
Mattijs de Groot
Michiel van Heiningen
Gijs Oude Elberink
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Bauke van Rhijn
Thomas Cohen Stuart
Nicolaas van der Voort
Roeland van Wijk
LUMICKS is an academic spin-off, rooted in the research groups of Prof. Gijs Wuite and Prof. Erwin Peterman at the VU University Amsterdam, that brings to market the revolutionary C-Trap™ and AFS™ systems. These instruments enable the disruptive techniques of live measurement and imaging of interactions at the single-molecule and -cell level.
At LUMICKS, our dream is to unlock single-molecule and -cell analysis.
Understanding the root causes of diseases, such as cancer, at the molecular level is one of the greatest scientific challenges of today. Expanding the knowledge of biological processes that are at the basis of diseases is key for prevention and for developing future cures. We aim at creating an environment for researchers to perform high quality, high throughput single-molecule and -cell experiments in the most accessible manner.
LUMICKS is committed to preserve the environment for the generations that follow. While our systems are designed to put ultimate performance in the hands of our customers, we aim to minimise our environmental footprint in doing so. Reducing energy consumption is part of our design process, and we constantly work with our suppliers on such improvements. Our employees fly CO2 neutral, and we transport our systems in re-usable crates.
Anton Arts (NL)
Experienced venture capitalist NL & US
Prof. dr. Gijs Wuite (NL)
Biophysicist, PhD from Berkeley
Prof. dr. ir. Erwin Peterman (NL)
Biophysicist, Post-doc Stanford at W.E. Moerner (Nobel laureate 2014)
Prof. dr. Arne Gennerich
Single-molecule biophysicist, expert on molecular motors, and microscope developer
Dr. Frank Lison (DE)
Successfully built two similar companies
Gigi Wang (USA)
Board Member MITEF/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)
Dr. ir. Iddo Heller (NL)
Developed high tech instruments for >10 years
Developer of super-resolution optical tweezers & fluorescence
Prof. Alexander Rinnooy Kan (NL)
Member of the Dutch Senate for the Democrats 66 party (D66)
University Professor of Economics and Business Studies at the University of Amsterdam