STED Application Note Now Online

Today’s quantitative analysis of DNA-protein interactions at the single-molecule level requires the capability of measuring under biologically relevant conditions with high temporal resolution. This problem can especially be observed when in vitro experiments are linked with the in vivo situation … Continue Reading

C-Trap™ Installation at University of Groningen

LUMICKS is proud to announce that we successfully installed a C-Trap™ at the University of Groningen in the lab of professor Roos. The Roos group will use the optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy system to investigate the structure and mechanics of viral … Continue Reading

LUMICKS Moves to New Office

After a lot of preparation, painting and moving, LUMICKS is happy to announce that we moved into a new office!  After 3 years of working in several rooms in the Vrije Universteit in Amsterdam, we now have a whole wing … Continue Reading

LUMICKS Featured in De Ingenieur

LUMICKS has been featured in the Dutch magazine De Ingenieur with an article named “Bewegend DNA-beeld”, or a moving DNA-image. De Ingenieur is a monthly Dutch magazine that specializes in technological developments and the policies surrounding them. This month’s edition … Continue Reading

u-Flux™ Microfluidics System Updated with Improved Pressure Box

LUMICKS is proud to announce the release of the upgraded u-Flux™ microfluidics system. This version of the u-Flux™ includes an improved pressure box, which allows the user to readily and easily perform single-molecule experiments in a laminar flow environment. Not … Continue Reading

Interactions between Single Fibrin Fibers are Measured for the First Time

Cells and tissue change their structural properties to cope with large strains e.g. caused by blood flow and external stress. Understanding microstructural remodeling of the extracellular matrix requires knowledge of biological events down to the smallest scale. One of the … Continue Reading

AFS™ Temperature Control Now Available

LUMICKS is proud to announce the commercial release of AFS™ temperature control. This latest addition in the Acoustic Force Spectroscopy technology allows the user to perform highly parallel experiments at the desired temperature of the sample volume. The AFS™ temperature … Continue Reading

Paper Using LUMICKS Technology Published in Nature

Great news: Another paper using LUMICKS technology was published, this time in Nature! Congratulations to the authors. Several are now part of LUMICKS. In the study “Sliding sleeves of XRCC4-XLF bridge DNA and connect fragments of broken DNA” Brouwer et al. … Continue Reading

Two New AFS™ Modules Assembled

After recent assembly of two new C-Trap™ systems, this week two new Acoustic Force Spectroscopy (AFS™) Modules were finished. The AFS™ Module can be used in combination with commercial inverted optical microscopes, allowing the user to manipulate hundreds of biomolecules … Continue Reading

Study using CTFM Published in Nature Communications

A new paper using the correlative optical tweezers-fluorescence microscopy (CTFM) technology has recently been published in Nature Communications. King, Peterman & Wuite show in “Unravelling the structural plasticity of stretched DNA under torsional constraint” that in torsionally constraint DNA concomitant … Continue Reading

Two More C-Trap™ Systems are Ready for Shipment

Last week the assembly of two new C-Trap™ systems was finished. We are really excited about the experiments the new users will be performing on the correlative optical tweezers and fluorescence microscopy system. Don’t want to miss out on LUMICKS’ … Continue Reading

CTFM Workshop at BIOCEV a Great Success

The latest workshop on correlative optical tweezers and fluorescence microscopy (CTFM) was a great success. On June 8 and 9 the participants joined the hands-on workshop and were updated on the latest developments on CTFM at BIOCEV in Prague. Interested … Continue Reading

AFS™ 2.0 Paper Published in Methods

The second paper on the Acoustic Force Spectroscopy (AFS™) technology has been published in Methods. In “Tuning the Music: Acoustic Force Spectroscopy (AFS) 2.0” Kamsma and his colleagues at VU University Amsterdam describe the latest developments on the technology. In … Continue Reading

LUMICKS Delivers C-Trap™ to BIOCEV Prague

In January 2016 LUMICKS installed a C-Trap™ Correlative Optical Tweezers Fluorescence microscope at the BIOCEV Biotechnology and Biomedicine Centre of the Academy of Sciences and Charles University in Vestec. Acquired by the research group of Dr. Zdeněk Lánský, the C-Trap™ … Continue Reading

LUMICKS Receives Jury Award for AFS™ Pitch

At the NanoCity event, LUMICKS’ Gerrit Sitters received the Jury award for best business pitch on the AFS™ business case.