JPK Instruments AG is a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instruments - particularly atomic force microscope (AFM) systems and optical tweezers - for a broad range of applications ranging from soft matter physics to nano-optics; from surface chemistry to cell and molecular biology. From its earliest days applying AFM technology, JPK has recognized the opportunities provided by nanotechnology for transforming life sciences and soft matter research.
The NanoWizard® AFM family provides specialized solutions e.g., for soft matter and life sciences applications (BioScience version), materials and polymer research (NanoScience version) or nano-optics applications (NanoOptics version). The ULTRA Speed version of the NanoWizard® offers the latest in terms of resolution paired with scan speed and allows the tracking of changes in samples in Real-time. Scanning at speeds of greater than 300Hz line rate with excellent, true atomic resolution in closed-loop mode is enabled by the enhanced low noise of scanner, position sensor and detection system. All NanoWizard® systems provide true integration of AFM with optical microscopy through the patented DirectOverlay™ feature for precise and easy working, and come with a large variety of options and accessories. The unique QI™ mode enables quantitative imaging with outstanding high resolution and gives the user unmatched force sensitivity and control to be able to handle any brittle, delicate, soft or sticky sample.
The quantitative optical tweezers platform, the NanoTracker™, allows the controlled trapping and accurate tracking of nanoparticles, suspended either in a microfluidic multichannel flow chamber or even in a temperature-controlled open Petri dish
®The recently launched OT-AFM Combi-System is the world's first combined system to provide optical tweezers and atomic force microscopy. It enables force measurements in 2D and 3D from 500fN to 10nN and opens up a whole new spectrum of applications such as cellular response, cell-cell or cell matrix interactions, immune response, infection or bacterial/ virus/ nanoparticle ®uptake processes, and more.
With the CellHesion® and the ForceRobot® product families, JPK sets the standard in force spectoscopy from single molecules to living cells. To see the full range of solutions from JPK Instruments visit our website www.jpk.com.
Headquartered in Berlin and with direct operations in Dresden, Cambridge (UK), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Paris (France) and Carpinteria (USA), JPK maintains a global network of distributors and support centers and provides on-the-spot applications and service support to an ever-growing community of researchers.