BioCell Analytica was founded by Agneta Oskarsson and Johan Lundqvist, both researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). They have extensive knowledge and experience of risk assessment of hazardous chemicals, effect-based methods for investigating the presence of hazardous chemicals in water, and how such methods can be used to monitor water quality.
The methods were developed in research projects in collaboration with participants from water sector. To make these new and innovative methods available to the water sector for the benefit of the society, we have received support from, among others: Formas, Vinnova, Uppsala Innovation Centre (UIC) and SLU Holding.
BioCell Analytica is a business partner of the Swedish Water Association (Svenskt Vatten), an innovation company within the WIN Water network and chairing the DRICKS company group.
Johan Lundqvist is an associate professor of molecular toxicology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and has experience of leading several large research projects with funding from the Formas Research Council and the Swedish Research Council. The research aims to develop effect-based methods for investigating the presence of hazardous chemicals in the environment, especially the aquatic environment. The research is conducted in close collaboration with several large companies and municipalities in the water sector. Johan Lundqvist has many years of experience in biomedical research in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and the USA.
Agneta Oskarsson is professor emerita of food toxicology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She has more than 40 years of experience in toxicological research and risk assessment from academia, industry and both Swedish and European governmental agencies. Her research has been focused on the effects on human health of chemical contaminants in food and drinking water – and how new technologies from the field of molecular biology can be used to detect hazardous chemicals in these matrices.
Elin Lavonen has a PhD in environmental assessment from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and has since her doctoral degree worked at e.g. Norrvatten and Veolia Water Technologies. Since 2021, she has been working as a water specialist at BioCell Analytica.