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Coordinated stimulation of RAD51 filament assembly and growth revealed with the C-Trap®

A recent study published in Molecular Cell used dynamic single-molecule analysis to evaluate the roles of specific proteins involved in the initiating steps of homologous recombination, including nucleation and growth of RAD51 filaments. Specifically, the researchers used the C-Trap® optical tweezers with correlated confocal microscopy to evaluate the roles of RAD51 paralogues and BRCA2…
Santiago Gisler
16 February 2021
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Researchers study the viscoelasticity of human cells as a response to external cues using the high-throughput AFS®

A recent publication in Small introduces you to the value of acoustic force spectroscopy (AFS®) to study the viscoelastic properties of individual cells in high throughput. The authors describe how they used this “plug-and-play” instrument to measure mechanical cell properties upon external cues seamlessly. Romanov et al. specifically assessed how alterations to…
Santiago Gisler
16 February 2021
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LUMICKS enters collaboration with LAVA Therapeutics to characterize its tumor-specific γδ T-cell engagers

In their quest of creating safe and effective immunotherapy cancer treatments, LUMICKS and LAVA Therapeutics joined forces. The partnership aims to evaluate the efficacy of various tumor-specific γδ T-cell engagers based on the resulting binding strengths (cell avidity) between T cells and tumors, measured with LUMICKS newly installed z-Movi® Cell…
Santiago Gisler
4 December 2020
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C-Trap® installed at Emory University in Atlanta

We are happy to announce the installation of a new C-Trap® system with correlated optical tweezers and three-color confocal imaging functionality at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The installed instrument, which is managed by the research group of Prof. Laura Finzi and Dr. David Dunlap, will be used by several…
Santiago Gisler
18 November 2020
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New study highlights interconvertible RecA–ssDNA states with the help of u-Flux™ microfluidics

A recent publication in FEBS Letters describes how the presence of ADP and ATP affects the structural transitions that single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) undergoes upon RecA-filament assembly. The researchers used the u-Flux™ Laminar Flow Microfluidics combined with optical tweezers to demonstrate that the bacterial homologous recombination-enzyme exists in two interconvertible states.…
Santiago Gisler
29 October 2020
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Introduction of LUMICKS consumables and script-sharing platform to facilitate faster, easier, and more reproducible Dynamic Single-Molecule analysis

In a move to broadly unlock Dynamic Single-Molecule (DSM) analysis, LUMICKS simultaneously launched two major initiatives: a new business line for reagents, biochemistry kits, and services, as well as its Harbor platform for sharing of DSM scripts. These new resources dramatically simplify the experimental workflow and make DSM analysis accessible…
Santiago Gisler
2 October 2020