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 protein in different buffer conditions, using the C-Trap® with correlated optical…
Santiago Gisler
6 August 2020

Exploring mitochondrial translation processes with the C-Trap®

This month, we find the C-Trap®  featured in Nature Communications in an article published by the lab of Dr. Joanna Rorbach in which they describe mitochondrial translation initiation. The study provides insight into a relatively unexplored, yet exciting field that investigates the properties of mitochondrial ribosomes (mitoribosomes) during translation. Understanding…
Santiago Gisler
25 June 2020

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 the transient and otherwise hard-to-verify steps associated with viral assembly.…
Santiago Gisler
14 May 2020
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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 The Dutch non-profit organization states: In the current crisis, the Netherlands is increasingly dependent on digital and technological solutions from startups and scale-ups. It is, therefore, more important than ever that…
Doenja Jansen
8 May 2020