Bacteriophage can be used to treat bacterial infections and are useful in fields such as medicine, veterinary science and agriculture.
Bacteriophage are the most abundant entity on the planet. Directly translated to “bacteria eater,” they are selective viruses that identify and infect specific bacteria. Targeting and destroying harmful microbes can be a useful tool in a variety of different fields, creating a diverse range of applications for bacteriophage including medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, agriculture, and the food industry.
Fighting and destroying bacterial infections in humans and animals are the primary applications of phage therapy. After antibiotics were discovered, phage therapy research declined in the western world. However, with the current rise in threat of antimicrobial resistance, phages provide a promising solution.
Clients using the CellMaker in their own laboratory have already seen bacteriophage amplified to unprecedented levels in comparison to traditional methods.