C-Trap™ SR installed at Northeastern University

We are happy to have installed a C-Trap™ SR, our optical tweezers-STED nanoscope, in shared lab space for an interdisciplinary group led by Prof. Mark Williams at Northeastern University, in Massachusetts, USA. The lab of Prof. Williams is highly regarded as one of the leaders of … Read More

C-Trap™ installed at Sun Yat-sen University, China

School of Physics at the Sun Yat-sen University, China, is now equipped with a C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscope. This advanced instrument is believed to be able to boost up a variety of exciting researches in SYSU, such as DNA/RNA mechanics and protein-DNA … Read More

Second C-Trap™ installed in Dresden, Germany

The city of Dresden, Germany, is now the home of two C-Trap™ systems! The latest installation took place at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering at TU Dresden, where the instrument became part of the Joint Technology Platform. Being operated in the “Molecular Imaging … Read More

New insights into Cas9 off-target activity

The paper “DNA stretching induces Cas9 off-target binding and cleavage” was just published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Congratulations to all the authors! In this paper, scientists at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and AstraZeneca studied how … Read More

C-Trap m-Trap 2019 Brochure Covers

Step into the unresolved with the Surface Assay Toolkit

During BPS19, we introduced the Surface Assay Toolkit! A unique assortment of new features that enable scientists to investigate the cytoskeleton from a whole new dynamic perspective. The Surface Assay Toolkit brings together the C-Trap™ and m-Trap™ optical tweezers with:  Label-free surface imaging using IRM;  Rapid fluorescent imaging in solution using Widefield;  Fluorescence … Continue Reading

New insights on the formation and dynamics of membraneless organelles using C-Trap™

Congratulations to Dr. Priya R. Banerjee and his research group at University at Buffalo, who just published their paper in Biomolecules! In the paper titled “Molecular crowding tunes material states of ribonucleoprotein condensates” they investigated how entropic forces contribute to … Read More

C-Trap Installation at UC Merced

C-Trap™ installed at UC Merced

A C-Trap™, optical tweezers coupled with fluorescence microscopy, has been successfully installed at the University of California, Merced. The system is shared by the research groups of Prof. Eva de Alba and Prof. Victor Muñoz. Their labs focus on the study of proteins, which … Continue Reading

C-Trap™ installed at TU Delft

We are thrilled about the recent C-Trap™ installation in the Department of Bionanoscience at the TU Delft, one of the leading universities in The Netherlands! The groups of Prof. Nynke Dekker and Prof. Marileen Dogterom will use the C-Trap to study … Read More

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