Stain different, tag FAST
The Twinkle Factory is rooted in the wish of Arnaud Gautier, Ludovic Jullien and Franck Perez, three top-notch scientists from ENS-PSL, Sorbonne University, and the Institut Curie to help life science researchers accelerate their work. The Twinkle Factory thus distributes reagents for their breakthrough protein fluorescent reporters and molecular glues, FAST and splitFAST (What is it, FAST and splitFAST?), and CATCHFIRE (What is it, CATCHFIRE?).
It all started with a three-item-long pricelist in 2019. Along with cofounders’ research, non-permeant fluorogens, a far-red fluorogen, a fluorescence quencher, have added to the list. As a result, sales rapidly expanded worldwide. So far, 300 research teams at universities, life sciences startups, big pharmas, CROs, have implemented FAST and splitFAST in their research. Their key words are metabolic engineering, microbiota, protein-protein interactions, synthetic biology, cell-based assays, sensors… Furthermore, they unveiled the potential of FAST in hypoxic conditions, equipping a vast array of microorganisms.
In 2023, we have added a second range of molecular glues.
This is just the beginning! Actinometers, and many other twinkling reagents are indeed joining the pack. Stay tuned!
Our latest post
Our earlier posts
phiLOV2.1 and FAST found to be the best match
just published in ACS Sensors by Prof. A. Gautier’s team
just disclosed by researchers of OHSU School of Dentistry
just published in Nat. Methods by A. Gautier and F. Perez
Towards C1-based biofuels and chemicals! By R. Hocq of TU Wien
disclosed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in ACS Nano
A review of this exciting journey in Account Chemistry Research by inventor Prof. Arnaud Gautier
three talks and one poster reviewing FAST of The Twinkle Factory in acetogenic and solventogenic Clostridia
FAST in anaerobic methanogenic archaea FACSing just reported in bioRxiv by N. Adlung of Uni Aalto
Gut and tumor microbiota in vivo imaging disclosed by a team of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University
FAST and splitFAST in Archaea just disclosed by Kyle Costa’s lab at University of Minnesota
For protein trafficking / excretion studies – After A. Gautier in Nat. Commun. 2021