Recent review highlights the impact of force spectroscopy and the C-Trap

We were happy to read last week that LUMICKS was recognized for our efforts in the field of dynamic single-molecule research! A recent review in ACS Publications examined the current advances in single-molecule research, highlighting the impact of force spectroscopy … Continue Reading

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Single-molecule measurements with AFS® and optical tweezers reveal progressive assembly of viruses

The research lab of Dr. Gijs Wuite in the Netherlands recently published a single-molecule study in Science Advances, demonstrating the progressive self-assembly steps of viruses. Methods, such as optical tweezers and acoustic force spectroscopy (AFS®), enabled the researchers to study … Continue Reading

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LUMICKS featured in Dutch Tech Heroes Fighting COVID-19

LUMICKS has been featured as one of the 150+ companies in the overview of Dutch Tech Heroes Fighting COVID-19 published by Techleap.nl. The Dutch non-profit organization states: In the current crisis, the Netherlands is increasingly dependent on digital and technological solutions from … Continue Reading

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New insights into the initiation of nucleotide excision repair found using C-Trap

A recent publication in PNAS shows how the catalytically inactive alkyltransferase-like protein (ATL) scans and recognizes detrimental DNA alkylation lesions. The C-Trap® with correlated optical tweezers and confocal microscopy enabled researchers to investigate how ATL interacts with DNA to identify … Continue Reading

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Screening of cancer targeting TCRs with the z-Movi®

With the quick development of new single-cell analysis technologies it is now possible to identify cancer-targeting T-Cell Receptors (TCRs) in a single experiment. A recent review published in Methods in Enzymology, presented the z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer among the future … Continue Reading

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New mechanism of helicase-induced DNA unwinding from nicks found with the C-Trap

A study published in eLife shows how replication protein A (RPA) activates helicase Bloom syndrome protein (BLM) to unwind double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) bidirectionally from nicks. The C-Trap® enabled the researchers to simultaneously measure and visualize the DNA–protein interactions in real … Continue Reading

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Controlled ligand gradient through C-Trap facilitates DSM measurements

A publication in the journal Micromachines describes how researchers managed to control the concentrations of DNA-binding dyes in single-molecule optical tweezers experiments on DNA. They established a controlled concentration gradient with the multi-channel laminar microfluidics system integrated with their C-Trap® … Continue Reading

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Impressions from LUMICKS’ Training Session for new users

As part of our commitment to support scientists through all the stages towards their first publication using our instruments, we often organize dedicated training sessions. In the case of the lab of Prof. Shi at Tsinghua University, this was in … Read More

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Study shows detailed properties of Ca2+ sensors during membrane fusion

A recent study in the Biophysical Journal shows how a Dutch research group measured and visualized dynamic interactions between membranes in the presence of Ca2+ sensors and synaptic inducers Syt1 and Doc2b. With the combined optical tweezers and confocal fluorescence … Continue Reading

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LUMICKS Top 250 Scale-ups

LUMICKS in Top 250 Scale-ups 2020 of the Netherlands!

We’re proud to be amongst the top 250 fastest growing scale-up companies in the Netherlands! Every year, the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) led by Prof. Dr. Justin Jansen, Academic Director of ECE and professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of … Continue Reading

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