For the first time, optical photothermal IR was used to study malignant and non-malignant lung cells. Glass substrates were used without blocking mid-IR spectra, and >90% accuracy for cell classification was achieved.
Bruker’s Contact Resonance module is for mechanical characterisation of stiff biological samples, polymers and metals with AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy). Until now it was not possible to study the nanomechanical properties of samples such as teeth, bones, seeds, wood and medical implants with this level of accuracy.
Watch videos of the talks from our online workshop “O-PTIR in Life Science”.
Optical Photothermal IR is a breakthrough technique that’s opening up new possibilities in life science and biological research.
Join us for a 2 hour online workshop on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 1pm BST / 2pm CEST about how O-PTIR is being used in biological applications.
How Atomic Force Microscopy can be used in virology, including measuring biomechanical properties and virus-cell receptor interactions.
The Bruker JPK NanoRacer is a biological AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) with speeds of up to 50 frames per second for studying dynamic biological processes in real time.
New direct detection system for low-dose, single-particle imaging and cellular organisation and ultrastructure studies.
A scientific paper has been published using O-PTIR in Alzheimer’s Disease research, to study amyloid protein aggregation directly in neurons.
Cryo-EM has been used to generate the first 3D atomic-scale map of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This is a key step towards developing a vaccine and treatments for the infection.