JPK Instruments AG
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 reaching from soft matter physics to nano-optics, from surface chemistry to cell and molecular biology. From its earliest days applying atomic force microscope (AFM) technology, JPK has recognized the opportunities provided by nanotechnology for transforming life sciences and soft matter research. This focus has driven JPK’s success in uniting the worlds of nanotechnology tools and life science applications by offering cutting-edge technology and unique applications expertise.
Atomic Force Microscope
Specialized solutions like stand alone tip scanning design, stability and flexibility, best AFM performance, even in liquids, innovations like HyperDrive™ or the patented DirectOverlay™ allow researchers in almost every field precise and easy work.
NanoWizard® 3 BioScience AFM
The NanoWizard® 3 BioScience AFM is the only AFM system on the market which is designed for optimal use in liquid and comes with a vapor barrier, encapsulated piezos and a variety of dedicated liquid cells for applications ranging from single molecules to living cells. Of course, one can use the system in air or controlled environment too.
NanoWizard® 3 NanoScience AFM
The new NanoWizard® 3 NanoScience AFM is perfect for applications ranging from imaging single molecules, polymers, nanoparticles, and materials to electrical, optical, electrochemical and mechanical measurements in controlled environments.
NanoWizard® 3 NanoOptics AFM
The new NanoWizard® 3 NanoOptics AFM is optimized for a broad range of applications ranging from nanoscale optical imaging by aperture and scattering-type SNOM to experiments involving interactions of light with the sample such as absorption, excitation, nonlinear effects and quenching.
JPK NanoWizard® AFM - tip scanner vs. sample scanner
JPK BioMAT™ workstation design animation
Automated Atomic Force Spectroscopy
For the very first time, the automation of force spectroscopy makes it fast enough to deliver high quality data in short time-frames.
JPK provides the following solution:
ForceRobot® 300 - with optional temperature control and fluidics system
Optical Tweezers / 3D Particle tracking and trapping
For the first time, dual beam force-sensing optical tweezers seamlessly integrate on inverted optical microscopes combining advanced optical and confocal techniques including single molecule fluorescence in a small footprint, easy to use system.
Our unique tweezers technology (also known as a Photonic Force Microscope) enables quantification of molecular, cellular and micro-rheological processes. Applications include molecular motor mechanics, binding/elasticity of DNA and proteins, cell membrane dynamics and particle uptake. JPK's Nanotracker™ is set to revolutionize research in biophysics, biochemistry, drug discovery, toxicology and many other fields.
NanoTracker JPK Multiplexing
NanoTracker fluorescent DNA Manipulation
NanoTracker™ - unique force-sensing optical tweezers and particle tracking system
Cellular Adhesion & Cytomechanics
Uniquely, specific and non-specific adhesion events are differentiated. The roles of cell adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix proteins, antibodies and drugs can be quantified to characterize processes from single integrin binding through to membrane tether extraction. Our instruments deliver new insights in developmental biology, cancer biology, immunology and biocompatibility.
We provide both a stand-alone platform to add to your inverted optical or confocal microscope and an accessory module for our powerful NanoWizard ® Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Easy to use acquisition software combined with automated batch analysis of results accelerates research and reduces your time to publication.
CellHesion® 200 - a dedicated platform for cell adhesion and cytomechanics studies