Researchers used C-Trap™ to measure energy landscapes and isomer stability in DNA origami

Researchers used C-Trap™ optical tweezers to study the energy landscapes associated with the formation of specific DNA origami structures, which is the folding of single-stranded DNA into pre-designed configurations. We congratulate all the authors involved in the study “Sites of … Read More

Two papers give new insights on protein droplets using LUMICKS’ C-Trap™

Two new papers published at Physical Review Letters and Nature Communications give new insights on protein droplets. Congratulations to all the authors! Jawerth et al. developed a method to investigate the frequency-dependent rheology and surface tension of protein droplets. They … Read More

Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshops at UC Berkeley and University at Buffalo

In the last couples of weeks, two dynamic single-molecule workshops took place at both sides of the United States – one at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, and another at the University at Buffalo, NY. Both workshops included in-depth … Read More

C-Trap™ SR installed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A new C-Trap™ SR was installed at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA, in the labs of Prof. Antonina Roll-Mecak and Prof. Keir Neuman. The LUMICKS optical tweezers-STED nanoscopy system allows the user to visualize molecular interactions with super-resolution microscopy. The highly interdisciplinary group of Prof. Roll-Mecak works on unraveling … Read More

Dynamic Single-Molecule Workshop at the ShanghaiTech University

The first dynamic single-molecule workshop of the year just came to an end! Last week, 16 participants got to experience the C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers – Fluorescence Microscope to investigate DNA mechanics and do experiments using their own samples. Additionally, the workshop included … Read More

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