The C-Trap™ is the world’s first instrument that allows simultaneous manipulation and visualisation of single-molecule interactions in real time.
Single, dual or quadruple optical traps with unparalleled trap stiffness for the examination of simple to complex interactions
Force detection sensitivity <0.1pN.
Imaging modalities to suit all applications. Confocal, STED super resolution, Interference Reflectance Microscopy, TIRF and Widefield options.
Ultra stable passive pressure microfluidics.
Ultra-fast sensor capable of frequencies upto 2.5 Mhz. Capture the most dynamic biological processes
The Surface Assay Toolkit is a unique assortment of new features that combines the best of surface imaging and optical tweezers into a fully correlated platform. It brings together optical tweezers with label-free microtubule detection using Interferance Reflectance Microscopy (IRM), fluorescent Total Internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) and Widefield and introduces new performance features to ensure the most stable experiments at the surface.
In 2018 Arthur Ashkin won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery that the momentum of light can be used as an incredibly sensitive set of “tweezers”.
By shooting a laser through a microscope, he created a highly focused beam of light strong enough to trap and hold in place objects such as plastic beads. These beads can be coated to stick to a variety of biomolecules, such as proteins, cytoskeleton filaments, DNA or RNA. Furthermore, the tiniest forces applied to these molecules can be measured as well, giving the world access to a tool not only capable of manipulating biomolecules but also capable of detecting what’s happening to them.
…and how can it be applied to my research?
Whether you are aiming to make novel discoveries in the life sciences or develop successful drug candidates, we work on a personal level to find the right solution for you. Browse our extended list of applications to discover how these technologies can benefit your research.