Acoustic force spectroscopy Pasteur Institute Paris Thierry Rose

AFS™ Installed at Pasteur Institute in Paris

The first  AFS™ system in France has been successfully installed at the lab of Dr. Thierry Rose at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Dr. Rose and his team use AFS to manipulate human lymphocytes in living conditions to gain insights … Read More

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New C-Trap™ acquired by the University of Göttingen

A new C-Trap™ system has recently been acquired by the Georg August University in Göttingen, Germany. The C-Trap™ was successfully installed in the lab of the “Nanoscale Imaging of Cellular Dynamics” research group, led by Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster, at the … Read More

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AFS Protein Unfolding Application Note Now Online

Single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) technologies have become prominent as powerful tools for the investigation of the biomechanics associated with protein structure and for the study of protein unfolding pathways. However, current SMFS tools lack the ability to study multiple protein … Read More

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John Hopkins University

LUMICKS’ optical tweezers delivered to the Johns Hopkins University

Recently, a new C-Trap™ optical tweezers was successfully installed at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in the lab of Professor Christian Kaiser. The optical tweezers will be used for the study of the mechanical properties of protein (un)folding and for the … Read More

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Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy Workshop at the Rockefeller University

Two successful Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy workshops, organized by LUMICKS, took place on April 18-20, 2017 at the Rockefeller University in New York.  A total of ten participants joined the practical hands-on workshops, which included in-depth lectures and demonstrations on the … Read More

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Imperial College London Acquires AFS™ System

At Imperial College London, LUMICKS has installed an AFS™ system! This is the first AFS™ in London, where it will be used in the lab of Prof. David Rueda. It will aid in imaging the interaction and dynamics of various nucleic … Read More

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AFS installed at LMT Munich

New AFS™ installation at LMU

A new AFS™ Stand-alone was recently installed at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in the Faculty of Physics. The Lab of Professor Jan Lipfert of the Chair for Biophysics and Molecular Materials will use the AFS™ to study the mechanosensitive response of multiple proteins in … Read More

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New Brochures of C-Trap™ and AFS™ Now Available

Our new information brochures are now available, featuring our latest product and application developments for 2017! To learn more about LUMICKS’ solutions for life science and how they are enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries you can contact us here or meet … Read More

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Multicolor detection of DNA overstretching

Multicolor Detection Application Note Now Online

Single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) tools are widely used to study structural transitions of DNA during overstretching. However, as many of these tools only provide global information, the exact mechanisms that occur during these transitions remain unclear. Combining SMFS with visualization … Read More

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Investigation of the Role of RAD52-DNA Complex in DNA Repair Using Optical Tweezers CTFM and Microfluidics

The article “Human RAD52 Captures and Holds DNA Strands, Increases DNA flexibility, and Prevents Melting of Duplex DNA: Implications for DNA Recombination” was recently published in Cell Reports. Congratulations to Dr. Ineke Brouwer and all co-authors! In this paper optical tweezers … Read More

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