C-Trap® installed at Ludwig Maximilian UniversityUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at Ludwig Maximilian University

LUMICKS recently installed a new C-Trap® system in the lab of Dr. Johannes Stigler at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Dr. Stigler and his group will use the C-Trap® to study the structure and organization of chromosomes. Their goal is to determine the processes leading to the three-dimensional folding of chromosomes, which have…
Jerom Langeveld
5 March 2018
Gijs & Erwin VU MagazineUncategorised

LUMICKS co-founding Professors G. Wuite & E. Peterman in the media after winning the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2017

After being awarded the NWO Physics Valorisation Prize 2017 for the valorization of their single-molecule research, Prof. Gijs Wuite and Prof. Erwin Peterman are featured in an article published in VU Magazine and an interview on a famous Dutch radio station (both in Dutch). The article showcases who these top biophysicists are,…
Jerom Langeveld
27 February 2018
C-Trap AFS G2 Brochure coverUncategorised

Introducing New Generation of Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis Instruments

At the BPS18 meeting, LUMICKS will introduce its latest product generation of the C-Trap™ optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy and AFS™ parallel single-molecule force spectroscopy instruments. The new G2 generation represents an evolution of our original instruments, bringing new enabling features, improved performance, and automation. These new developments allow dynamic biomolecular processes to be studied in…
Jerom Langeveld
16 February 2018
Motor Protein Application NoteUncategorised

Motor Protein Application Note Now Online

The cytoskeleton and its many molecular motors are major players in a variety of cellular functions. The interconnected networks of cytoskeletal filaments act as tracks directing molecular motor transport and provide structural support and organization to cells. One example of a class of motor proteins is the myosin superfamily, a…
Jerom Langeveld
10 January 2018
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m-Trap® installed at ShanghaiTech University

LUMICKS is thrilled to announce the first m-Trap® installation at ShanghaiTech University in Shanghai, just a month after the launch of our landmark high-resolution optical tweezers system. Assistant Professor Bo Sun acquired the m-Trap within a year after a C-Trap® was installed in his lab. Dr. Sun believes that conventional ensemble techniques are often not sufficient…
Jerom Langeveld
8 January 2018
Acoustic Force Spectroscopy Protein Unfolding Application Note high throughputUncategorised

AFS™ installed at University of Münster

LUMICKS is very proud to announce the latest AFS™ Stand-Alone installation at the University of Münster in the lab of Professor Timo Betz. The group has an outstanding expertise in investigating the dynamics and mechanical properties of different cell types with various biophysical approaches. Their goal is to understand the underlying principles and how these are…
Jerom Langeveld
22 December 2017
C-Trap® installed at Imperial College LondonUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at Imperial College London

Recently, LUMICKS successfully installed a new C-Trap® optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy system in the lab of Professor David Rueda at the Imperial College London, England, whose lab also features an AFS™ system for high throughput measurements. The group of Prof. Rueda develops and uses quantitative single-molecule approaches to investigate mechanisms underlying complex biological processes. These…
Jerom Langeveld
18 December 2017
High-Throughput Label-free Cell Interaction StudiesUncategorised

High-Throughput Label-free Cell Interaction Studies

At the ASCB | EMBO 2017 meeting, we introduced z-Movi®, a new platform for cell interaction studies. This new method enables direct and label-free screening and sorting of thousands of cells based on their interaction with cell or protein targets. z-Movi® is a breakthrough technology for research and development of personalized therapies, including immunotherapy. It is…
Jerom Langeveld
5 December 2017
AFS™ installed at Johns Hopkins UniversityUncategorised

AFS™ installed at Johns Hopkins University

LUMICKS is happy to announce the installation of an AFS™ Stand-alone system at Johns Hopkins University. JHU is now the home of both a C-Trap® and AFS! The labs of Professor Taekjip Ha and Assistant Professor Christian Kaiser will share the instrument. Prof. Ha's group studies complex biological mechanisms, by pushing the limits of single-molecule detection methods. They…
Jerom Langeveld
1 December 2017

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