Combination of micropatterning and super-resolution

Published on 31 October 2017

2D-STORM image by Abbelight of patterned epithelial cells labelled for Actin on square micropatterns done with PRIMO.


PRIMO at i3S, Universidade de Porto

Published on 20 October 2017

Jorge Ferreira (Group leader) and Vanessa Nunes (PHD Student) are testing PRIMO and starting to use it on their own. Here is there first test: photopolymerization of photocurable material shaped in the i3S logo.

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The Paris Grands Prix de l’Innovation (Innovation Trophies): 2017 Finalist

Published on 18 October 2017

Alvéole was selected as a finalist in the Health section of the City of Paris Innovation Trophies. The goal of this contest is to support and reward innovative Parisian companies in quickly growing fields, which develop the economy in Greater Paris. The 2017 Awards Ceremony will be held on December 12 in Paris.


PRIMO loan at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Published on 26 September 2017

The team of Pr. Rudolf Merkel from Institute of Complex Systems Biomechanics (ICS-7) at Forschungszentrum Jülich enjoying their first self-made protein micropattern with PRIMO!


PRIMO at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

Published on 12 September 2017

Now in Xavier Trepat’s lab! Here is Raimon Sunyer Borrell starting using Leonardo software which controls PRIMO photopatterning system! We are looking forward to seeing your micropatterning experiments conducted with PRIMO.


Micropatterning and focal adhesions

Published on 11 September 2017

Epithelial cells plated on a grid micropatterned with PRIMO: Actin (green), focal adhesions (red) and nuclear enveloppe (blue).


PRIMO at the University of Twente

Published on 28 August 2017

Verena Schwach from Robert Passier’s lab at the University of Twente is preparing her experiments of micropatterning of cardiomyocytes on glass. We are looking forward to discovering her results.


Micrometric eclipse

Published on 21 August 2017

We witnessed a micrometric solar eclipse over France before the real one happened in the USA! Scale bar = 50µm


No limits to your patterns

Published on 16 August 2017

Pattern of the day done with PRIMO, Eiffel Tower in Fibronectin and then with MDCK cells.


PRIMO now at the Northeastern University

Published on 2 August 2017

Niccole Schaible and Sam Polio from the Northeastern University – Department of Bioengineering – now have a PRIMO! They are using it to study cardiomyocytes on PDMS with direct photopatterning and cell-cell interaction on polyacrylamide gel doing micropatterning transfer.


PRIMO is at Stanford

Published on 13 July 2017

Proud to have installed a PRIMO at Stanford University! Gaspard Pardon can now start experimenting with it to micropattern proteins on hydrogels in 3D, multi-protein patterning and many other projects!


Patterning is art

Published on 12 July 2017

Thibaut Brunet shared on Twitter a picture of cells plated on micropatterns he generated with PRIMO, during the Physiology summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Imaged by Nikon USA.

About Primo

Custom micropatterning for cell control.
With PRIMO, you can design your own micropatterning experiments, both in 2D and 3D.


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