First Dynamic Single-Molecule Summer School in China!

Yet another premiere! LUMICKS organized the very first Dynamic Single-Molecule Summer School at Tsinghua University in Beijing. During the three-day event, nineteen participants received in-depth training in both the theory and practice of dynamic single-molecule (DSM) techniques. Our application scientists dedicated … Read More

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New study resolves helicase dynamics and interactions during DNA replication using C-Trap™

Researchers from Rockefeller University used a C-Trap™ optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy system to observe the behavior of the main component of the replisome – the eukaryotic CMG helicase – during DNA replication. The study offers exciting new insights into … Read More

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Application note describing the use of C-Trap to study cell mechanics and functions available for downloading

We are happy to announce that our latest application note “Manipulating and Studying Cellular Mechanics and Functions in Real Time” is available to download on our website. In this application note, you can read how we, together with three different … Read More

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C-Trap™ & AFS™ installed at Tianjin University

LUMICKS is proud that Tianjin University, China, is now equipped with both a C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy and AFS™ Parallel Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy. The systems are installed in the State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments. Both systems will contribute to … Read More

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LUMICKS moves to new location!

After more than 5 amazing years at the VU University Amsterdam, we are thrilled to announce that our team in the Netherlands has moved to a new location! From our new building, equipped with advanced R&D facilities and enough space … Read More

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Researchers used uFlux™ and optical tweezers to measure RecBCD activity

In a study performed at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, researchers used our  u-Flux™ laminar flow microfluidics system combined with optical tweezers to investigate the activity of the Escherichia coli enzyme RecBCD and its subunits. The paper titled “Synergy … Continue Reading

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Second C-Trap™ installed at TU Delft

Another exciting installation in the Netherlands! This time we installed the second C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy in the Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft, a top tier Dutch university. The system was installed in the lab of Prof. Nynke Dekker. The … Read More

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Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at HQ Amsterdam

Last week, LUMICKS organized a successful Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at our headquarters in Amsterdam. Throughout the workshop, the participants explored different state-of-the-art single-molecule applications and attended various technology presentations and discussion. Also, Prof. Sander Tans (AMOLF) presented his studies with optical tweezers, analyzing a … Read More

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m-Trap™ installed at Vanderbilt University

The lab of Assistant Professor Adrian Olivares (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN) is now equipped with a m-Trap™ Optical Tweezers system. “The m-Trap and Bluelake software have allowed my lab to get started immediately on experiments due to a user-friendly interface and technical support from … Read More

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Researchers used C-Trap™ to measure energy landscapes and isomer stability in DNA origami

Researchers used C-Trap™ optical tweezers to study the energy landscapes associated with the formation of specific DNA origami structures, which is the folding of single-stranded DNA into pre-designed configurations. We congratulate all the authors involved in the study “Sites of … Read More

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