There are devices functioning in Lyon (France), Paris (France), Beijing (China), Bristol (UK), Bethesda (MD USA), Davis (CA USA), Bordeaux (France), Bielefeld (Germany), Taipei (Taiwan), Barcelona (Spain), Nanjing (China), Münster (Germany)
Picotwist is an innovative high-tech company that develops cutting-edge
biophysical devices for the biosciences. Our expertise is based on more
than ten years of academic research in the field of single molecule
studies, a domain that has revealed itself to be extremely powerful for the
understanding of biological systems at the molecular level
(DNA/protein interactions, quantitative enzymology, etc....).
Magnetic traps are powerful and versatile devices designed to manipulate
and monitor single molecules (DNA, proteins) or larger systems (chromatin, cells...) in real-time by applying picoNewton forces on micron-sized beads using a magnetic field. Our flagship product is a fully-featured, plug-and-play version of the magnetic trap apparatus for single-molecule manipulation. This benchtop system is remarkably robust, compact and stable and enables routine experimentation on dozens of individual molecules in parallel and in real-time.
Picotwist factory is located near Lyon (France).
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PicoTwist is supported by Région Rhone-Alpes, Crealys, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Région Ile de France, Agoranov and