User testimonial – Cell division study

Published on 8 March 2018

See how Jorge Ferreira form i3S, Universidade do Porto used PRIMO custom micropatterning technology to control cellular geometry and impose spatial constraints during mitotic progression.

And read his feedback on PRIMO technology here.


New scientific paper using PRIMO

Published on 6 March 2018

New scientific paper in which PRIMO was used:  In situ photo-patterning of pressure-resistant hydrogel membranes with controlled permeabilities in PEGDA microfluidic channels, Lab Chip, 2018, Advance Article, Jérémy Decock, Mathias Schlenkb and Jean-Baptiste Salmon.

Read it here

List of papers using PRIMO here


Alvéole at Biophysical 2018

Published on 14 February 2018

Meet us on Booth 319 and learn more about PRIMO applications in cell biology by attending our exhibitor presentation with some of our users as special guests on Sunday, February 18 – 12:30pm – Room 6!

Find the programme of the presentation here.


GeneWorks at Lorne Cancer Conference

Published on 8 February 2018

Nandor Roczo from GeneWorks – our Australien Distributor – presents PRIMO with a poster at the Lorne Cancer 2018 conference from 8 to 10 February. Don’t miss it!


Institut Jacques Monod: PRIMO & Leonardo installation/training

Published on 1 February 2018

PRIMO and Leonardo installation/training last week at Cell Adhesion & Mechanics lab, Institut Jacques Monod: CNRS Research Directors Benoit Ladoux and René-Marc Mège, and PhD candidate Estelle Gauquelin seem to have enjoyed it, and so did we!


PRIMO demo in Brno, Czech Republic

Published on 31 January 2018

Jakub Pospíšil – PhD student in Dr. Josef Jaros Department of Histology & Embryology at Faculty of Medicine, Masarykova univerzita – working on his first pattern with PRIMO custom micropatterning for cell control and the new version of Leonardo Photopatterning software.


New version of Leonardo now available!

Published on 24 January 2018

The new version of Leonardo software is now available! Discover it on our dedicated webpage!

In addition to the replication, rotation, alignment, grayscale images management features, you can now define ROIs, program complex experimental sequences and map your samples!


PRIMO loan at Université de Genève

Published on 18 January 2018

Pau Guillamat, Postdoctoral Fellow at Université de Genève Biochemistry department in Aurélien Roux’ Research Group, is testing PRIMO micropatterning solution and Leonardo software. We’re looking forward to discovering the results!

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Memories from ASCB 2017

Published on 16 January 2018

ASCB EMBO 2017 conference official pictures are onlineHere Manuel Théry during our in-booth demo.

We are looking forward to attending the ASCB annual meeting again this year and meeting many more interesting people!


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.


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.


Upcoming events

Check the list of events we are attending or organizing. We will be glad to present you the PRIMO custom micropatterning technology and discuss your application projects with you!



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