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 in 2019 with a three-item-long pricelist for FAST and splitFAST. 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.
And in 2023, we have added a whole range of fluorogenic molecular glues for CATCHFIRE.
This is just the beginning! Actinometers, and many other twinkling reagents are indeed joining the pack. Stay tuned!
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This video tracks The Twinkle Factory expanding fluorogen sales worldwide since early 2019
Decipher Listeria invasion pathways with Prof. Desprat and Dr. Lebreton by means of FAST
The EPO has just published the patent application for splitFAST by Prof. Arnaud Gautier and Dr. Alison Tebo
Scientific Reports officially announces the union of FAST and Listeria witnessed by Prof. Beloin and Prof. Desprat
A major addition to The Twinkle Factory’s fluorogen color range at the red end (more to come at the blue end!)
Beyond syntrophy: in this mBio issue, Prof. Papoutsakis explores anaerobic Clostridium cocultures
This paper in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. discloses frFAST and split-frFAST for far-red labeling
This paper in Nature Chemical Biology discloses orthogonal FAST variants for multicolor imaging