C-Trap® SR installed at Northeastern UniversityUncategorised

C-Trap™ SR installed at Northeastern University

We are happy to have installed a C-Trap® SR, our optical tweezers-STED nanoscope, in shared lab space for an interdisciplinary group led by Prof. Mark Williams at Northeastern University, in Massachusetts, USA. The lab of Prof. Williams is highly regarded as one of the leaders of single-molecule analysis, making us even more proud of this installation. The lab focuses…
Doenja Jansen
16 April 2019
C-Trap installation at Sun Yat-sen University, ChinaUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at Sun Yat-sen University, China

School of Physics at the Sun Yat-sen University, China, is now equipped with a C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscope. This advanced instrument is believed to be able to boost up a variety of exciting researches in SYSU, such as DNA/RNA mechanics and protein-DNA or -RNA interactions during DNA replication, transcription, and repair that Prof.…
Doenja Jansen
8 April 2019
AFS installation at GottingenUncategorised

AFS™ installed at University of Göttingen

An AFS™ system was installed in the lab of Professor Andreas Janshoff at the Department of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Together with the team of Professor Claudia Steinem (Institute for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry), the Janshoff group will use it to investigate the properties of and…
Doenja Jansen
4 April 2019
C-Trap installation at B CUBE TU DresdenUncategorised

Second C-Trap™ installed in Dresden, Germany

The city of Dresden, Germany, is now the home of two C-Trap® systems! The latest installation took place at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering at TU Dresden, where the instrument became part of the Joint Technology Platform. Being operated in the "Molecular Imaging and Manipulation" facility, the system will be available to multiple…
Doenja Jansen
26 March 2019
AFS installation at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, AustraliaUncategorised

First AFS™ installed in Australia

The very first AFS™ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy-system in Australia has been successfully installed in the lab of Prof. Boris Martinac at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Prof. Martinac and his team conduct research on cellular transduction processes associated with mechanosensitive ion channels. Although it has been shown that dysfunction of these ion channels contributes…
Doenja Jansen
12 March 2019
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New insights into Cas9 off-target activity

The paper “DNA stretching induces Cas9 off-target binding and cleavage” was just published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Congratulations to all the authors! In this paper, scientists at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and AstraZeneca studied how CRISPR-Cas9 differentiates between on-targets and off-targets. They used the C-Trap®…
C-Trap m-Trap 2019 Brochure CoversUncategorised

Step into the unresolved with the Surface Assay Toolkit

During BPS19, we introduced the Surface Assay Toolkit! A unique assortment of new features that enable scientists to investigate the cytoskeleton from a whole new dynamic perspective. The Surface Assay Toolkit brings together the C-Trap™ and m-Trap™ optical tweezers with:  Label-free surface imaging using IRM;  Rapid fluorescent imaging in solution using Widefield;  Fluorescence surface imaging using TIRF;  High throughput experimental workflow at the surface. Download the 2019…
Doenja Jansen
7 March 2019
New C-Trap® Installed at the University at BuffaloUncategorised

New insights on the formation and dynamics of membraneless organelles using C-Trap™

Congratulations to Dr. Priya R. Banerjee and his research group at University at Buffalo, who just published their paper in Biomolecules! In the paper titled “Molecular crowding tunes material states of ribonucleoprotein condensates” they investigated how entropic forces contribute to the formation and dynamics of membraneless organelles. Using their C-Trap…
Kassandra Barbetsea
28 February 2019
C-Trap Installation at UC MercedUncategorised

C-Trap™ installed at UC Merced

A C-Trap™, optical tweezers coupled with fluorescence microscopy, has been successfully installed at the University of California, Merced. The system is shared by the research groups of Prof. Eva de Alba and Prof. Victor Muñoz. Their labs focus on the study of proteins, which are involved in almost all cellular processes. This makes the…
Jerom Langeveld
18 February 2019
LUMICKS Boston Office OpeningUncategorised

LUMICKS Boston Office Opening

Last Friday we officially opened our own office in Boston! After some serious ribbon cutting, the US team celebrated this milestone with delicious food and champagne. We would like to warmly welcome you to stop by whenever you are in the Boston area. Do you notice the typical Dutch details…
Doenja Jansen
11 February 2019

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