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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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AFS USTC Prof. Luo installed

AFS™ Installed at University of Science and Technology of China

A new AFS™ system was recently installed in the lab of Professor Tianzhi Luo at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei. The research interests of the group of Prof. Luo lie in, among other topics, mechanobiology and cell mechanics. They will combine the AFS … Read More

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Introducing m-Trap™ Optical Tweezers

Today, we release the m-Trap™. Watch the launch video! The m-Trap is the first dedicated optical tweezers platform specifically designed to enable scientists to manipulate and measure at the single-molecule level with ultra-high resolution, stability & throughput, at an unprecedented price. We hope that introducing this instrument will … Read More

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C-Trap™ installed at University of Zürich

Recently, LUMICKS successfully installed a new C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers system, with a quadruple trap configuration, in the lab of Professor Ben Schuler at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. The group of Prof. Schuler uses single-molecule spectroscopy with the aim to understand protein folding, … Read More

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Single-Molecule Workshops at LUMICKS’ headquarters

On October 23-25, LUMICKS organized two fruitful workshops on Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy & Acoustic Force Spectroscopy at our headquarters in Amsterdam. The practical hands-on workshops included demonstrations on the latest developments and applications of the C-Trap™ and  AFS™, given by our application … Read More

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Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy Workshops at the Rockefeller University

On October 10-12, the lab of Prof. Shixin Liu at the Rockefeller University in New York hosted two successful workshops on Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy, organized by LUMICKS. During the practical hands-on workshops, the participants learned about the latest developments and applications of … Read More

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DNA Breathing

DNA Breathing Application Note Now Online

DNA breathing, also known as fraying, describes the spontaneous local conformational transitions occurring within double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). Due to the transient and spontaneous nature of this process, the study of real-time DNA breathing transitions at the single-molecule level requires the use of highly … Read More

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strand-displacement polymerization investigated with u-Flux microfluidics microfluidics laminar flow cell

Strand-Displacement Polymerization by Reverse Transcriptase Investigated using LUMICKS’ u-Flux™

The journal Nucleic Acids Research has recently published the paper “Pausing kinetics dominates strand-displacement polymerization by reverse transcriptase”. We would like to congratulate the authors! Malik et al. (2017) used optical tweezers and, among other technologies, microfluidics to study the enzymatic activity of the murine … Read More

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