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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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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Two papers give new insights on protein droplets using LUMICKS’ C-Trap™

Two new papers published at Physical Review Letters and Nature Communications give new insights on protein droplets. Congratulations to all the authors! Jawerth et al. developed a method to investigate the frequency-dependent rheology and surface tension of protein droplets. They … Read More

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Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshops at UC Berkeley and University at Buffalo

In the last couples of weeks, two dynamic single-molecule workshops took place at both sides of the United States – one at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, and another at the University at Buffalo, NY. Both workshops included in-depth … Read More

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C-Trap™ SR installed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A new C-Trap™ SR was installed at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA, in the labs of Prof. Antonina Roll-Mecak and Prof. Keir Neuman. The LUMICKS optical tweezers-STED nanoscopy system allows the user to visualize molecular interactions with super-resolution microscopy. The highly interdisciplinary group of Prof. Roll-Mecak works on unraveling … Read More

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Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at the ShanghaiTech University

The first dynamic single-molecule workshop of the year just came to an end! Last week, 16 participants got to experience the C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers – Fluorescence Microscope to investigate DNA mechanics and do experiments using their own samples. Additionally, the workshop included … Read More

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