Researchers use the m-Trap® and C-Trap® to discover CRISPR-Cas9 properties that can help improve in vivo efficiency

A recent publication from the research lab of Dr. Bo Sun presents new findings in the field of gene editing that may help improve in vivo delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 complexes. The team investigated the DNA-binding properties of Staphylococcus aureus Cas9 … Continue Reading

Impressions from LUMICKS’ Training Session for new users

As part of our commitment to support scientists through all the stages towards their first publication using our instruments, we often organize dedicated training sessions. In the case of the lab of Prof. Shi at Tsinghua University, this was in … Read More

Study finds essential Cas9–DNA interaction downstream of PAM using a single-molecule approach

A new publication shows how the lab of Dr. Bo Sun used the m-Trap™ to analyze the interactions between a Cas9–gRNA complex and DNA. Using a single-molecule approach to unzip the target double-stranded DNA, the team showed interaction points on the … Continue Reading

m-Trap™ installed at Vanderbilt University

The lab of Assistant Professor Adrian Olivares (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN) is now equipped with a m-Trap™ Optical Tweezers system. “The m-Trap and Bluelake software have allowed my lab to get started immediately on experiments due to a user-friendly interface and technical support from … 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

m-Trap™ installed at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

LUMICKS is proud to announce the installation of an m-Trap™ at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in the lab of Assistant Professor Jinqing Huang. Dr. Huang will be combining the m-Trap™ with Raman Spectroscopy to investigate … Read More

m-Trap™ installed at ShanghaiTech University

LUMICKS is thrilled to announce the first m-Trap™ installation at ShanghaiTech University in Shanghai, just a month after the launch of our landmark high-resolution optical tweezers system. Assistant Professor Bo Sun acquired the m-Trap™ within a year after a C-Trap™ was installed in his lab. Dr. … Read More

Introducing m-Trap™ Optical Tweezers

Today, we release the m-Trap™. Watch the launch video! The m-Trap is the first dedicated optical tweezers platform specifically designed to enable scientists to manipulate and measure at the single-molecule level with ultra-high resolution, stability & throughput, at an unprecedented price. We hope that introducing this instrument will … Read More