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Minister van Engelshoven Inaugurates New LUMICKS Headquarters in Amsterdam

On September 16 we celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in Amsterdam. Ingrid van Engelshoven, Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) performed the opening ceremony by cutting a DNA molecule using a laser beam. The new headquarters of LUMICKS are in an old bicycle factory, situated on the outskirts of the Zuidas, with large and light open spaces under high vaulted ceilings. The new 1750 m2 complex is twice as large as the previous office at the VU and is equipped with advanced R&D facilities.

LUMICKS collaborates with AstraZeneca and the University of Cambridge to form Center of Excellence for Accelerated Drug Discovery and Biology

The center will be based around LUMICKS’ C-Trap™ optical tweezers–fluorescence microscope, which for the first time enables real-time observation and probing of biomolecular interactions. The approach will be pioneered in several pharmacology and biology assays with the aim of accelerating the discovery of potential new drugs.

LUMICKS launches new generation of dynamic single-molecule analysis instruments setting new standards for life-science research.

On February 17 we introduced our new generation of the C-Trap™ optical tweezers-fluorescence microscope and AFS™ Acoustic Force Spectroscopy system at the 62ndAnnual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco. The new generation represents an evolution of LUMICKS’ original instruments, which set the benchmark for high-resolution and high-throughput single-molecule analysis, by adding new enabling features, improved performance and automation capabilities.

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