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New C-Trap™ Installed at the University at BuffaloUncategorised

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 properties underlying eukaryotic liquid-liquid phase separation, or formation of membrane-less…
Santiago Gisler
5 September 2019
AFSUncategorised

New study maps internal and external structures of red blood cell aggregates by combining AFS™ and 3D imaging

Researchers used acoustic force spectroscopy (AFS™) in combination with 3D imaging to induce clustering and rotation of red blood cells, enabling them to study the properties of cell aggregates. The new approach, which is based on radiation and stream forces, allows researchers to retrieve 3D reconstructions of biologically relevant conditions…
Santiago Gisler
29 August 2019
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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 in real time. The results serve to expand our understanding…
Santiago Gisler
22 August 2019
DSM Summer School, Beijing 2019Uncategorised

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 the mornings for lectures on various topics involved in DSM…
Doenja Jansen
14 August 2019
C-Trap™ & AFS™ installed at Tianjin UniversityUncategorised

C-Trap™ & AFS™ installed at Tianjin University

LUMICKS is proud that Tianjin University, China, is now equipped with both a C-Trap™ Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence Microscopy and AFS™ Parallel Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy. The systems are installed in the State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments. Both systems will contribute to the research on processes involved in protein unfolding pathways. First, the…
Doenja Jansen
19 July 2019
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LUMICKS moves to new location!

After more than 5 amazing years at the VU University Amsterdam, we are thrilled to announce that our team in the Netherlands has moved to a new location! From our new building, equipped with advanced R&D facilities and enough space to accommodate our growing team, we are fully armed to…
K.I.
17 July 2019
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