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March 31, 2017

PRIMO AT THE LEIDEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: We couldn't resist sharing with you the enthusiasm of Oleh Halaidych, of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology, here conducting his first photopatterning experiment with PRIMO!

March 23, 2017

DIFFERENT PROTEIN ALIGNMENT ON MICROSTRUCTURES: Result of one of our experiment entirely conducted with the PRIMO system. 1- Microfabrication of the substrate by photopatterning with PRIMO. 2- Alignment of a 1st pattern, thanks to the control software Leonardo, and addition of the 1st protein. 3- Alignment of the 2nd pattern and addition of the 2nd protein.

Sequential photopatterning of Fibrinogen-A488 in green and Protein A-A647 in red onto PDMS micropillars.

February 6, 2017

STUDYING THE CYTOSKELETON: Ana Joaquina Jimenez and Benoit Vianay from the Physics of cytoskeleton & Morphogenesis lab are using PRIMO to study the actin cytoskeleton organization and focal adhesions. They kindly sent us some pictures of their work!

Embryonic fibroblasts from vimentin knockout mice on fibronectin + fibrinogen-A647 patterns (blue) of different shapes done with PRIMO, actin labelled with phalloidin-A555 (red) and focal adhesions revealed via Anti-Paxillin Antibodies + secondary Antibodies coupled to A488 (green). Courtesy of A.J. Jimenez and B. Vianay.

January 26, 2017

GENEWORKS WILL REPRESENT ALVEOLE AT LMA 2017: GeneWorks - our exclusive distributor in Australia - will be presenting PRIMO at the first Light Microscopy Australia national conference in Melbourne, on their Booth #7, next week 1-3 February 2017. They will be glad to explain you the technology and how it might impact your research work. So prepare all your questions and visit their booth!

December 14, 2016

PRIMO TESTED BY THE NIH: Robert S. Fischer of the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute tested PRIMO's performances for his 1st protein photopatterning: gradients! Mission accomplished in a few minutes.

December 4, 2016

ASCB 2016, BOOTH 1017: In-booth talk and live demo of protein photopatterning with PRIMO, at 01pm on Sunday and Tuesday, and at 02:00pm on Monday. See for yourself how it works!

November 22, 2016

ASCB 2016, BOOTH 1017: from Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 December, our team will be glad to present you PRIMO, answer all your questions and discuss your application projects with you. IN-BOOTH TALKS: at 01pm on Sunday and Tuesday, and at 02:00pm on Monday.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

October 5, 2016

WORKSHOP AT MIFOBIO: while Vincent Studer, Pierre-Olivier Strale and Matthieu Opitz presented PRIMO and its applications, the participants of our workshop saw through a microscope their picture patterned by PRIMO on a coverslip with protein Alexa 488!

August 24, 2016

DEMOS AT BIOINTERFACES: we were on Nikon’s booth at the Biointerfaces meeting, in Zurich, from August 23 to 25, where participants were able to to try PRIMO for themselves!

August 19, 2016

AXON GUIDANCE EXPERIMENT: chicken brain explant positioned in the center of a wheel pattern of laminin showing axon guidance on the spokes and around the circumference of the wheel pattern. Patterned with PRIMO by Hugo Ducuing, Rachel Moore, Pierre-Olivier Strale, Yohan Lecomte and Vincent Studer, at the Cajal summer school in Bordeaux Neuro Campus.

July 15, 2016

1ST PRIMO IN AUSTRALIA: at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre - UNSW Australia, in Katharina Gaus’ Lab, with Mélanie Chabaud. We will keep a close watch on their work!

April 13, 2016

PHOTOPATTERNING WITH PRIMO: watch the recording of the webinar organised by Alvéole to present Primo and its applications.

Conferences and Workshops

If you too are attending the following events, take this opportunity to meet our team. We will be glad to present you the PRIMO photopatterning technology and discuss your application projects with you!

July 3 – 15, 2017

USA, Woods Hole (MA) - Demos at the Marine Biological Laboratory during the Physiology Summer Course

July 5, 2017

France, Nantes - Workshop on 2D and 3D photopatterning at the 3D Bioprinting in cancer research workshop

July 5 - 7, 2017

United Kingdom, Manchester - Visit our booth at the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society Annual Meeting

July 12 - 15, 2017

Germany, Heidelberg - Visit our booth at the EMB0/EMBL Symposium: Mechanical Forces in Biology

October 17 - 18, 2017

United Kingdom, Cambridge - Visit our booth at the Bioprinting & 3D Printing in the Life Sciences Europe Meeting

December 3 - 5, 2017

USA, Philadelphia (PA) - Don’t miss our in-booth talks and demos at the ASCB / EMBO 2017 Meeting

Press Coverage

24.12.2016, Spectra Analyse

PRIMO ou le photopatterning de motifs en protéines

20.12.2016, Biospace

Alveole Appoints GeneWorks As Its Exclusive Distributor In Australia

11.11.2016, Biospace

Alveole presents its new PRIMO photopatterning technology at American Society for Cell Biology 2016

02.11.2016, Laboratorio 2000

Controllo del microambiente cellulare

01.08.2016, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Customized Control of the Cell Microenvironment

21.07.2016, CNRS

Alvéole : pour un contrôle sur mesure du microenvironnement cellulaire

16.07.2016, L’usine nouvelle

Quattrocento lève 5,2 millions d’euros pour développer des medtechs

28.06.2016, IINS

PRIMO, a new device for creating photopatterns for cellular assays

27.06.2016, Cadureso

PRIMO : le contrôle sur mesure du microenvironnement cellulaire

27.06.2016, Biospace

PRIMO: Offering Customized Control Of The Cell Microenvironment

27.06.2016, Teknoscienze Publisher

PRIMO: offering customized control of the cell microenvironment

27.05.2016, Biotech Info

Alvéole, une ruche d’innovation

02.04.2016, DDNews – pharma, biotech & life science

New Product Awards

Press releases

Download our press releases and images. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marie-Charlotte Manus.

20 December 2016

Alvéole appoints GeneWorks as its exclusive Distributor in Australia. Download the press release in pdf format.

10 November 2016

Alvéole presents its new PRIMO photo‐patterning technology at ASCB 2016. Download the press release in pdf format.

27 June 2016

PRIMO: offering customized control of the cell microenvironment. Download the press release in pdf format.


PRIMO and PLPP. Download the zip file with all HD images.