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Embracing change at Ebba Biotech

Embracing change at Ebba Biotech

This past year, our fantastic colleagues Hugo & John moved on to new exciting adventures. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for their contributions to the success of Ebba Biotech. While it was not easy to fill their shoes, we are happy to announce that Emilie and Davide have now joined our team! Their arrival brings a wave of fresh perspectives and expertise that we eagerly embrace.

Emilie has recently graduated from Stockholm University with a MSc in Biology and a specialisation in plant biology and aquatic microbiology. While she is now just getting started, she will be our key contact person and technical support for the EbbaBiolight and Carbotrace product families.

Davide is a neuroscience specialist who recently obtained his PhD from Karolinska Institutet. With his extensive experience in Neuroscience research and Fluorescense imaging, he'll be our key contact for inquiries related to Amytracker. Naturally, he'll put his creative energy towards launching new products that will serve your projects!



Wishing You Happy Holidays!

Wishing You Happy Holidays!

As we near the end of 2023, the Ebba Biotech team extends heartfelt gratitude to our followers! 🌟

This festive season, we reflect on the milestones we have achieved and the connections we have made with both our followers and customers worldwide. It has been an incredible journey, and now we are gearing up to welcome 2024 with our goals and targets set!✨

Get ready for a year filled with new events and exciting announcements as we continue to bring innovative developments to the world of biotech 🚀

From all of us at Ebba Biotech, here is to a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year! 🤩

Thank you for being part of our community - we can not wait to kickstart the new year with you 🎇



Faces of Ebba Biotech: Smilla Huzell

Faces of Ebba Biotech: Smilla Huzell

Recognize Smilla from our LinkedIn, Zoom, emails or Conferences? 🤔

How much do you actually know about her and what she does at Ebba Biotech? We had a chat with Smilla and got her to tell us all about her journey with us.

Here are a few highlights from Smilla’s time with us✨

🌈 Experiencing and contributing to the growth of Ebba Biotech while also growing professionally from a Research Assistant to COO.
🌍 Showcasing the Ebba Biotech products internationally at conferences and meeting all our customers!
👥 Recruiting! I have had the chance to add new members to the Ebba Biotech team. Super challenging - and super rewarding!

Thank you Smilla for being a part of our Ebba Biotech Team!



2023 Nobel Prize lectures in physiology or medicine

2023 Nobel Prize lectures in physiology or medicine

🏅Today the Ebba Biotech team had the privilege of attending the captivating lecture presented by Nobel Laureates Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman - winners of The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023. Their groundbreaking contributions to mRNA research are paving the way for revolutionary advancements in modern medicine.

🚀Inspired and motivated, we are now committed more than ever to push the boundaries of innovation and contributing to the future of life science and healthcare.🌟



Amytracker is used to shed light on Protein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disorder

Amytracker is used to shed light on Protein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disorder

Molecular protein chaperons are known for their role in preventing protein misfolding and aggregation. However, a paper published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica showed that there might be more to it. In the paper, Rachel E. Lackie and colleagues found that STI1 (a co-chaperon) directly interacts with the α-synuclein and enhances aggregation. They found that in Parkinson’s disorder conditions the expression level of STI1 and Hsp90 pair (chaperon and co-chaperon) is elevated and causes increased aggregation of α-synuclein and its S129 phosphorylation (psyn129).

Image: 🔬Characterization of WT human α-synuclein PFFs (Performed filaments) and pathology induced in M83+/- mice. pSyn129 (red) and Amytracker (green). Top row - M83+/- mice brain section without PFF, bottom row with PFF. Lackie at al. (Fig. Sup S2) (CC-BY-4.0)



Forest Innovation Summit

Forest Innovation Summit

Exciting news! - Our Founder Agneta Richter-Dahlfors will attend Forest Innovation Summit 🌲 in San Francisco!

Agneta will represent her company Richter Life Science with a booth at the conference. In her start-up pitch after lunch, Agneta will tell you all about how Richter Life Science takes the guesswork out of fibre analytics! 🚀

Do you want to learn more or register? Visit the website here



Welcome Davide!

Welcome Davide!

🌟 Exciting Announcement!🌟

Join us in welcoming our newest member Davide Maria Trevisan to the Ebba Biotech family! We’re thrilled to have Davide on board as our Product Manager, bringing scientific expertise and a genuine excitement to push Ebba Biotech forward in the Life Science industry.

👨‍🔬 About Davide 👨‍🔬

Some of you have already seen my face here, as I initially joined Ebba Biotech as a guest PhD student back in 2022. I am now back full-time! My name is Davide. I am originally from Italy, but I have been in Sweden long enough to call it home. I recently defended my PhD thesis (so really I am Dr. Davide 🎓😉) and my main expertise is in molecular biology, but I have a Neuroscience background and quite a bit of microscopy experience.

🦖 I never got over my dinosaur phase
🥘 I spend most of my free time cooking
🌲 And what’s left wandering the forest

Thank you Davide for becoming a part of our team!



Biofilm week 2023

Biofilm week 2023

🔬Did you know that this week is the #BIOFILMWEEK 🧫✨

It’s a fantastic opportunity to shed light on the pivotal role and impact of biofilms! Here at Ebba Biotech, we are thrilled to be part of an industry that is driving innovation to understand and visualise biofilms and their components. A massive thank you to the National Biofilms Innovation Centre for spearheading this initiative.

Thanks to a strong visual impact, the versatile EbbaBiolight optotracer molecule family can help crack the secrets hidden within biofilms. In the image you can see a Salmonella colony growing on EbbaBiolight 680 supplemented LB agar. EbbaBiolight becomes fluorescent when binding to to the bacterial amyloid curli produced by the GFP-tagged Salmonella (green) colony.



Exciting breakthrough in understanding UPEC Infection using EbbaBiolight!

Exciting breakthrough in understanding UPEC Infection using EbbaBiolight!

How does uropathogenic Escherichia coli establish itself in the hostile environment of the urinary tract to cause infection?

A recent article published in FEMS Microbes by Haris Antypas and colleagues from the Richter-Dahlfors Laboratory has now shed light on this. Their advanced organ-on-chip technology helped reveal the mechanism of adhesion and colony formation under shear stress conditions in the urinary tract. Check out the image below to see how EbbaBiolight was able to show the presence of biofilm in growing microcolonies

Image: 🔬ECM detection using fluorescent microscopy (E. coli biofilm assay at 4 days) (A) with EbbaBiolight 680 (red) and (B) without EbbaBiolight 680. Antypas et al., Fig. 6AB (CC BY 4.0)



Ebba Biotech is growing, so is our product catalogue

Ebba Biotech is growing, so is our product catalogue

Earlier this year, we took a significant step forward by expanding our product series to include DMSO as a solvent for some of Ebba Biotech products, alongside our trusted ultrapure water for dissolving our molecules. Wondering why? Let us fill you in!

💡 Expanding Horizons: With DMSO, we are expanding our application areas to include organic solvents. This minimises any limits on researchers wanting to test different solutions.
🌡 Extended Shelf Life: Our shelf life is improving! As is common with ultrapure water in small volumes - there is always a risk for evaporation. With DMSO we eliminate this risk ensuring maximum quality for a longer period of time.

Do you have any questions about which solvent is right for you, or curious to learn more? Feel free to reach out to us here. We are there to support your research needs! 🔬🧪💼



New Amytracker publication about protein aggregation in PKU

New Amytracker publication about protein aggregation in PKU

How can protein aggregation play a role in inherited disorders such as Phenylketonuria (commonly known as PKU)? Oscar Aubi and colleagues published their findings in the journal Nature Communications where they showed a link between aggregation of a mutant phenylalanine hydroxylase (Pah) variant (R261Q) and the disease Phenylketonuria. Amytracker was used to study the aggregation properties of Pah R261Q.

Image: 🔬 Immunofluorescence of wt Pah and Pah-R261Q detection in hepatic tissue. DAPI (blue) and Pah (green). Aubi et al. Fig 4, (CC BY 4.0)



Welcome Emilie!

Welcome Emilie!

🌟 Introducing our newest recruit Emilie Falconer! 🌟

We are thrilled to welcome Emilie as she joins our team here at Ebba Biotech! 🎉 She will take on the role as research engineer, and together we will achieve remarkable results. 🚀✨

👩‍🔬 About Emilie 👩‍🔬

My name is Emilie Falconer and I am a recent graduate from Stockholm University excited to join Ebba Biotech as their newest research engineer. I am originally from Toronto, Canada, and moved to Sweden in August 2021 to pursue a Master in Biology. My background is focused on microbiology and molecular biology with a personal interest in marine environments. I have had the chance to work on practical and theoretical questions related to candida metabolism, microbe ecosystem interactions, and classical microbiology.

🤿 I love Scuba Diving
🐕 I have a lovely husky named Demon that loves snow as much as I do
🇫🇷🇨🇦 I am both French and Canadian

Thank you Emilie for becoming a part of our team!



Amytracker Webinar in November

Amytracker Webinar in November

Topic: Amytracker - A New Frontier in Imaging of Amyloid Structures in Tissues

When: Thursday, 16th November at 2pm CEST

We are excited to announce our next webinar host - Prof. Oxana Klementieva from Lund’s University. Prof. Klementieva leads her lab focusing their research on the methodological development of novel approaches to allow the study of amyloid aggregation at the nanoscale in neurons and tissues. The research also includes the use of Amytracker to push the boundaries of amyloid detection and imaging.



Cinnamon Bun Day

Cinnamon Bun Day

🎉Happy Kanelbullens dag or shall we say - Cinnamon Bun Day!🥮

Today, we celebrate one of life’s sweetest pleasures – Cinnamon Buns!😋

But Cinnamon Bun Day is not just about satisfying our sugar cravings; it’s also a reminder of the simple joys in life. Sharing a cinnamon bun with a friend, coworker, or loved one can create connections and memories that last a lifetime.

Happy Cinnamon Bun Day, everyone!🧡 Let’s make it a day filled with sweetness and warmth.



Faces of Ebba Biotech: Hugo Hammar

Faces of Ebba Biotech: Hugo Hammar

👨‍🔬Faces of Ebba Biotech👩‍🔬

This week we shine the spotlight on Hugo Hammar, a true rockstar here at Ebba Biotech.🚀

✨Here are a few highlights from his time with us✨

🧠🌿🦠 Getting to exhibit for Ebba Biotech for all three of our products
🔬 Running one of our Testing Service projects
🤔 Find new application areas for Carbotrace
🖥 Help manage the Ebba Biotech website
💪 Grow skillsets in an environment filled with young professionals

Thank you Hugo for being a part of our Ebba Biotech Team!



International Alzheimer´s day

International Alzheimer´s day

🌍Today is International Alzheimer’s Day!

💙Alzheimer’s impacts not only individuals but also their families, friends, and communities. It’s a reminder of the importance of early detection, research, and providing the best care possible.

At Ebba Biotech we do our best to support research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers with our Amytracker product series. An example is shown in the image below where Amytracker 680 (🔴) is able to fluoresce only when bound to bona-fide intracellular amyloid aggregates surrounding the nuclei (DNA - DAPI 🔵) in the temporal lobe of an Alzheimer’s disease human brain. With this we hope to enhance any current and future research in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other amyloid related neurodegenerative diseases.



International Microorganism Day!

International Microorganism Day!

🌍 Happy International Microorganism Day! 🦠

Today, we celebrate the tiny heroes that play a massive role in our world, Microorganisms. Ebba Biotech has a special appreciation for microorganisms as our EbbaBiolight product line can be used in lots of various research surrounding microorganisms!

Like in this video where researchers at Karolinska Institutet were able to track - in real time! - the growth of Salmonella (tagged with GFP - Green 🟢) and the ECM component curli (labelled with EbbaBiolight 680 - Red 🔴) in a Salmonella macrocolony on an agar plate over 72 hours.


🎥 Credits: Choong FX et al. 2021 (CC BY 4.0)



Thank you for your time at Ebba Biotech Hrishikesh!

Thank you for your time at Ebba Biotech Hrishikesh!

🌟Farewell and Best Wishes!🌟

During the past three months we have had the distinct pleasure of having Hrishi here as our Guest Post Doc from the KI Careers Service program. It has been a true pleasure to get to know you and to have you as an integral part of the Ebba-team.

Thank you, Hrishi, for your valuable contributions, and we hope our paths cross again in the future.🌟



From Project to Platform with Ebba Biotech!

From Project to Platform with Ebba Biotech!

🌟It is time to unlock your full potential!🌟

Tomorrow, our COO Smilla Huzell will be presenting at the Stockholm Material Hub (SMH) workshop “Project to Platform” highlighting the future of SMH and how both academic institutions and enterprises can collaborate to enhance research and businesses alike.

She will be talking about the Ebba Biotech journey from scientific findings to start up.



Testing Service available!

Testing Service available!

🚀 We are now offering a Testing Service! 🚀

We have noticed that expertise in fluorescence microscopy and cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy equipment helps to uncover the full potential of our molecules and the optotracer technology - so we have launched a Testing Service! 🔬👨‍🔬

We offer to label and analyse your samples with cutting edge imaging techniques or fluorescence spectroscopy. You will profit from our expertise with the optotracers as well as image & data analysis. Expect professional service and exciting insights into the composition and structure of your samples. 🌈

Are you interested in using our Testing Service? Contact our team today for a personalized quote or more details! Take a step towards maximizing the potential of your research with Ebba Biotech. 💡



Ebba Biotech at NorDoc Summer School 2023

Ebba Biotech at NorDoc Summer School 2023

📣 Exciting News!

Ebba Biotech will have two representatives at the NorDoc Summer School 2023 event at Uppsala Universitet. Our CTO Dr. Susanne Löffler, PhD will talk about how her research into detecting bacterial biofilms became a start up! 🦠 Our founder, Prof. Agneta Richter-Dahlfors will lecture on her impressive jouney in academia and life science industry. She will also be part of a panel discussion discussing how to tackle antibiotic resistance. 💊

See you there! 👋



Faces of Ebba Biotech: Nora Herlin

Faces of Ebba Biotech: Nora Herlin

👩‍🔬Faces of Ebba Biotech👨‍🔬

Today, we shine the spotlight on Nora Herlin. You might recognise her since she is our customer support here at Ebba Biotech.

Here are some ✨ Highlights ✨ from Nora’s time here at Ebba Biotech:

📈 Increasing our sales numbers
🚀 Launching new products
🫶 Being part of a incredible and supportive team

Thank you Nora for being a part of Ebba Biotech!

See more on Linkedin!



New addition to the Ebba Biotech team!

New addition to the Ebba Biotech team!

🌟 Introducing our newest recruit Hrishikesh Das (PhD)! 🌟

It is with great excitement that we welcome Hrishikesh to our team here at Ebba Biotech! 🎉 🤝 He will take on the role as Guest Post Doc, and together we are hoping to achieve remarkable results 🚀 ✨

👨‍🔬 About Hrishikesh 👨‍🔬

Hrishikesh is a protein biochemist/structural biologist (cryo-EM) with a deep interest in understanding structure-function relationship of biological macromolecules. He has achieved his doctorate degree in Natural sciences from the Heidelberg University, Germany and currently working as a Post Doc at Karolinska Institute Stockholm. In addition to his laboratory work, he actively engages in voluntary projects.

🌐 Wanderlust wanderer - Travelling is a significant source of joy
🐈 Feline fascination - He has a feline friend named Simba
👨‍🍳 Culinary Adventure - He enjoys cooking



Our products, an overview

Our products, an overview

As we have an extensive product catalogue - we thought it best to show you how you can enhance your research today with Amytracker, EbbaBiolight and Carbotrace!🧠🦠🌿

🚀Don’t wait for success, come and seek it.

Reach out to us today!🚀✨

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Ebba Biotech at CVB 2023

Ebba Biotech at CVB 2023

📢 Exciting News!🌟

We are thrilled to announce that Ebba Biotech will be attending the CVB Conference this week! 🎉

Come and talk to Smilla about the Amytracker product family. She will be in front of Hall B from the 19th-22nd of June.

See you there! 👋