C-Trap™ installed at Tel Aviv University

  We are happy to announce the recent installation of the C-Trap™ at Tel Aviv University, Israel, in the lab of Dr. Raya Sorkin. The C-Trap combines optical tweezers with confocal microscopy and is now available to students and postdocs … Continue Reading

Single-molecule study assesses how cohesin complexes bridge DNA molecules using C-Trap correlated optical tweezers with fluorescence microscopy

In a new study published in the journal Science Advances, Gutierrez-Escribano et al. studied the role of cohesin complexes in DNA tethering to gain a better understanding of sister chromatid cohesion. Using the C-Trap correlated optical tweezers with fluorescence microscopy, they … Read More

New application note shows how to study processes associated with phase separation in real time using the C-Trap™

We are excited to tell you that our application note Manipulate and Study Protein Droplet Dynamics and Properties in Real Time to Understand Phase Separation is now available to download. Here, you can learn how to unravel the properties, formation, … Continue Reading

C-Trap™ installed at University of Vermont

We are happy to announce the recent installation of the C-Trap™ at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Several labs will use the correlated optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy instrument to investigate the dynamics of molecular machines that interact with … Read More

C-Trap Albert Einstein College of Medicine

C-Trap™ installed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We are happy to announce the installation of the C-Trap™ at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in the lab of Prof. Dr. Arne Gennerich. The instrument combines optical tweezers with 3-color total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF; … Continue Reading

New application note shows how to study Cas9 target specificity at the single-molecule level using the C-Trap™

We are happy to announce that our application note Analyze Cas9 Binding and Cleavage Properties in Real Time while Manipulating DNA Structures is available to download on our website. In this application note, you can learn how the group of … Continue Reading

Study establishes molecular forces responsible for condensation of ribonucleoprotein-RNA complexes

Researchers investigated the molecular driving forces underlying the condensation and decondensation of ribonucleoproteins using the C-Trap™. Specifically, they showed that sequence-dependent features of the RNA and ribonucleoprotein molecules partially dictate phase transitions. These findings can help scientists further understand the … Continue Reading

New study evaluates the dynamics behind viral assembly at the single-molecule level using both C-Trap™ and AFS™

Researchers used the C-Trap™ optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy system and acoustic force spectroscopy (AFS) to study the processes underlying viral assembly. The study evaluated the capsid formation and DNA condensation of virus-like particles (VLPs) at the single-molecule level and … Continue Reading

First Dynamic Single-Molecule Summer School in China!

Yet another premiere! LUMICKS organized the very first Dynamic Single-Molecule Summer School at Tsinghua University in Beijing. During the three-day event, nineteen participants received in-depth training in both the theory and practice of dynamic single-molecule (DSM) techniques. Our application scientists dedicated … Read More

New study resolves helicase dynamics and interactions during DNA replication using C-Trap™

Researchers from Rockefeller University used a C-Trap™ optical tweezers – fluorescence microscopy system to observe the behavior of the main component of the replisome – the eukaryotic CMG helicase – during DNA replication. The study offers exciting new insights into … Read More