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AFS™ Featured in Nature Methods

The novel method of using acoustics for single molecule manipulation and spectroscopy was published in the January 2015 edition of Nature methods. Force spectroscopy has become an indispensable tool to unravel the structural and mechanochemical properties of biomolecules. Here we extend the force spectroscopy toolbox with an acoustic manipulation device that…
Jerom Langeveld
25 January 2015
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LUMICKS Receives Take-Off Loan

LUMICKS received a €250.000 loan from the ministry of education to finance ‘go-to-market’ activities.. Listen to the interview with CEO Olivier Heyning on Dutch radio BNR here. Minister of science and education Dekker personally visited LUMICKS to learn about the technological developments and market potential for the Tweezers-Fluorescence in its…
Jerom Langeveld
15 January 2015
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CTFM Appears in Bionews

LUMICKS’ technology was featured in the Dutch journal Bionews, with articles on how the C-Trap™’s Correlative Tweezers-Fluorenscence Technology revealed that the working of the RAD51 protein in the DNA repair process takes place independent of BRCA2 proteins. This contrary to earlier models on BRCA2’s role in this process and the…
Jerom Langeveld
15 October 2014
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CTFM Results on RAD51 Appear in PNAS

In a recent publication, Correlative Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy was used to reveal a fundamental step in one of the most crucial biological process that occur in a cell: DNA repair. The article appeared in the renowned journal PNAS, and was portrayed on the Dutch newspaper Bionieuws. In their work, VU researchers…
Jerom Langeveld
6 October 2014
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LUMICKS Incorporated

LUMICKS B.V. was incorporated with the objective of bringing to market the revolutionary C-Trap Correlative Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscope (CTFM), as developed in the research groups led by Prof. Gijs Wuite and Prof. Erwin Peterman at the VU University Amsterdam. This instrument enables the disruptive technique of live imaging of dynamic protein…
Jerom Langeveld
10 March 2014
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VU Group Receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant

The group of Prof. Gijs Wuite and Prof. Erwin Peterman at the VU University Amsterdam received an ERC Proof of Concept grant to do a market study and product feasibility study for the recently developed single-molecule experimentation instrument of optical tweezers integrated with confocal fluorescence microscopy and a laminar flow…
Jerom Langeveld
1 December 2013
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Super Resolution CTFM in Nature Methods

Super Resolution Correlative Tweezers Fluorescence Microscopy (SR-CTFM) was featured in Nature Methods. The VU team presented the CTFM single-molecule approach capable of visualizing individual DNA-binding proteins on densely covered DNA and in the presence of high protein concentrations. The method combines optical tweezers with multicolour confocal and stimulated emission depletion…
Jerom Langeveld
13 August 2013

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