Force-dependent actin filament-binding by α-catenin recorded with the C-Trap®

A recent publication in the journal eLife describes a multidisciplinary study evaluating how the mechanical properties of actin filaments regulate the binding of associated proteins. Specifically, the researchers used the C-Trap® to demonstrate how applied forces on actin filaments enhance … Continue Reading

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C-Trap® installed at the National Center for Biotechnology in Madrid

We are happy to announce the installation of a C-Trap® Optical Tweezers – Fluorescence and Label-free Microscopy system at the National Center for Biotechnology (CNB), Madrid, managed by the lab of Dr. Fernando Moreno-Herrero. The team will use the C-Trap … Continue Reading

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LinkedIn Top Startups 2020

LUMICKS featured in LinkedIn Top Start-ups 2020

LUMICKS reached the 6th position in the list LinkedIn Top Start-ups 2020 in the Netherlands. We’re extremely proud to be among the most resilient companies during these changing times. The LinkedIn editors define start-ups as privately held companies, that are no … Continue Reading

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New application note shows how to study transient conformational changes of kinases using the C-Trap®

We are excited to announce that our latest application note, Real-time detection of kinase conformational changes in the presence of a small-molecule inhibitor, is available to download. The application note is perfect for protein research, as it showcases how you … Continue Reading

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Researchers use the m-Trap® and C-Trap® to discover CRISPR-Cas9 properties that can help improve in vivo efficiency

A recent publication from the research lab of Dr. Bo Sun presents new findings in the field of gene editing that may help improve in vivo delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 complexes. The team investigated the DNA-binding properties of Staphylococcus aureus Cas9 … Continue Reading

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Researchers investigate the effects of biomolecular droplet structure on fusion times using the C-Trap®

In a recent publication, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago used the C-Trap® to study the relationship between structural properties of biomolecular condensates and their fusion times. They found that fusion times, an indicator of condensate density, varies … Continue Reading

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Electrostatic effects on vimentin stiffness demonstrated with the C-Trap®

A recently published study from the lab of Prof. Sarah Köster at the University of Göttingen investigated how electrostatic conditions influence the mechanical properties of intermediate filament vimentin, such as structural stability. The researchers assessed these features by stretching the … Continue Reading

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Cell avidity is a superior predictor of CAR T-cell efficacy in myeloma than cytotoxicity – first published z-Movi® results

We are proud to announce the first publication showing results from cell–cell interaction measurements using the z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer! In the study, Fernández de Larrea et al. demonstrate how cell avidity between CAR T cells and target multiple myeloma … Continue Reading

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In vitro characterization of nucleosomes upon DNA unwrapping using the C-Trap®

A recent publication in the journal Scientific Reports describes a new method to create arrays of nucleosome positioning motifs. Through sequential Gibson Assembly reactions, the researchers managed to clone a series of sequence motifs, with high affinity for histone octamers, … Continue Reading

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Vesicle-like RNA–protein condensates characterized by the C-Trap®

We were happy to find yet another publication from the lab of Dr. Priya Banerjee with results from C-Trap® analyses! This time his lab examined the formation and features of vesicle-like RNA–protein structures, which differ from the more known uniform … Continue Reading

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