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ECtracer™

ECtracer™ are fluorescent molecular tracers for detection of
bacterial biofilm components

ECtracer™ allow you to visualize biofilm directly, without using antibodies or any toxic reagents. Using ECtracer™ Curli 545 / Cellulose 600 it will be possible to detect the polysaccharide cellulose and curli protein in the bacterial extracellular matrix.

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ECtracer™ can be used for tracking biofilm in growing cultures

ECtracer™ do not interfere with bacterial growth or biofilm formation and can therefore be added directly to the growth medium of bacterial cultures. Fluorescence based imaging or spectrophotometric quantification of biofilm can be performed after incorporation of ECtracer in situ or after addition of ECtracer™ to preformed biofilms.

ECtracer Curli 545 / Cellulose 600 targeting cellulose, an ubiqitous biofilm component. ECtracer™ Curli 545 / Cellulose 600 (Choong et al. (2016) npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 2, 16024). Image courtesy of Ferdinand X. Choong.

ECtracer Curli 545 / Cellulose 600 targeting curli, an ubiqitous biofilm component. ECtracer™ Curli 545 / Cellulose 600 (Choong et al. (2016) npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 2, 16024). Image courtesy of Ferdinand X. Choong.

Kinetic of biofilm formation in a live bacterial culture. Quantification of the biofilm components curli and cellulose. ECtracer™ Curli 545 / Cellulose 600 (Choong et al. (2016) npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 2, 16024). Image courtesy of Ferdinand X. Choong.

ECtracer™ for a variety of applications

Our aim is to provide you with ECtracer™ for a variety of targets & applications. We work closely with our partners at research institutions to test our products in the real-life research environment. Our ECtracer™ have been used to stain biofilms on surfaces at the air-liquid interface as well as biofilms in cells and tissue as well. Spectrophotometric quantification of biofilm is possible in real-time (while bacteria grow) and from agar colony resuspensions.

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ECtracer™ is powerful, fast and simple

  • Simple
    Stain and go. No need for complex protocols, additional reagents or secondary antibodies.
  • Fast
    ECtracer™ help to minimize your assay time.
  • Stable
    ECtracer™ are thermo- and photo-stable. We recommend storage in the frige, but you can do your assay on the bench at any temperature you like.
  • Sensitive
    ECtracer™ are more sensitive than conventional stains.
  • Non-toxic
    Safe to use for you and your experiments.
  • Versatile
    ECtracer™ come in a range of targets. We are continously developing ECtracer™ for new targets & applications.
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