Single-Molecule Workshop at the Bustamante Lab (UC Berkeley)

The series of our successful single-molecule workshops continued on October 30 – November 1 at the Bustamante Lab (University of California, Berkeley). Both days started off with interesting seminars given by researchers from three top single-molecule labs. Dr. Shannon Yan (Bustamante Lab) presented … Read More

Single-Molecule Workshops at the Rockefeller University and LUMICKS Amsterdam

During the end of October, we organized two single-molecule workshops at the Rockefeller University, NY, and our headquarters in Amsterdam. The participants in Amsterdam had the great opportunity to attend an inspiring lecture given by Prof. Mattias Rief (Technical University of Munich), … Read More

Application Note Enzymatic Activity Now Online

Enzymatic Activity and Inhibition Efficiency Application Note Now Online

The characterization of the enzymatic activity of proteins involved in the DNA machinery and the identification of their inhibitors are key for the development of a variety of treatments. It is essential to collect statistically-relevant data, which is typically achieved … Continue Reading

Measure Cell Mechanics with Acoustic Force Spectroscopy

Novel Method for Single-Cell Mechanical Probing using LUMICKS’ AFS™ System

The article ‘Probing cellular mechanics with Acoustic Force Spectroscopy’ has recently been published in the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell. Congratulations to all the authors on their inspiring research! Undergoing deformations plays a vital role in the function of Red … Continue Reading

Single-Molecule Workshop at LUMICKS Amsterdam

During June 4-5, a captivating single-molecule workshop was given at the headquarters of LUMICKS in Amsterdam. Throughout the workshop, the participants were introduced to our second-generation (G2 line) apparatus and got the chance to perform multiple investigations on them. We … Read More

AFS™ installed at Georgetown University

Last week, LUMICKS successfully installed an AFS™ Stand-Alone system in the lab of Assistant Professor Rodrigo Maillard at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. They are experts in optical tweezers, which the group uses to probe and monitor the response of proteins upon force application in … Read More

C-Trap AFS G2 Brochure cover

Introducing New Generation of Dynamic Single-Molecule Analysis Instruments

At the BPS18 meeting, LUMICKS will introduce its latest product generation of the C-Trap™ optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy and AFS™ parallel single-molecule force spectroscopy instruments. The new G2 generation represents an evolution of our original instruments, bringing new enabling features, improved performance, and automation. These … Continue Reading

AFS™ installed at University of Münster

LUMICKS is very proud to announce the latest AFS™ Stand-Alone installation at the University of Münster in the lab of Professor Timo Betz. The group has an outstanding expertise in investigating the dynamics and mechanical properties of different cell types with various biophysical approaches. Their goal … Read More

AFS™ installed at Johns Hopkins University

LUMICKS is happy to announce the installation of an AFS™ Stand-alone system at Johns Hopkins University. JHU is now the home of both a C-Trap™ and AFS! The labs of Professor Taekjip Ha and Assistant Professor Christian Kaiser will share the instrument. Prof. Ha’s group studies complex … Read More

AFS USTC Prof. Luo installed

AFS™ Installed at University of Science and Technology of China

A new AFS™ system was recently installed in the lab of Professor Tianzhi Luo at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei. The research interests of the group of Prof. Luo lie in, among other topics, mechanobiology and cell mechanics. They will combine the AFS … Continue Reading