bacteriophage therapy

bacteriophage therapy

A form of treatment, still considered experimental and unproved in the West, in which cultures of bacteriophage viruses (‘bacteria eaters’) are applied to wounds infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. An Institute of bacteriophage therapy, the Phage Therapy Centre exists in Georgia, Russia.

bacteriophage therapy

see PHAGE THERAPY.
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AmpliPhi was involved in a joint effort, which included several academic institutions and a US Navy laboratory, to produce a bacteriophage therapy targeted to the bacterial strain infecting the patient.
Bacteriophage therapy in children: facts and prospects.
Bacteriophage therapy rescues mice bacteremic from a clinical isolate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.
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To compensate for the shortcomings of chemotherapy, bacteriophage therapy has been developed against many bacterial infections [2, 3].
Bacteriophage therapy of venous leg ulcers in humans: results of a phase I safety trial.
Therefore it seems very likely that infections harbouring high numbers of bacteria will benefit most from bacteriophage therapy - for example chronically infected ears, lungs and wounds," said Dr Harper, Chief Scientific Officer at AmpliPhi Bioscience in Bedfordshire.
One of such alternatives stems up from an old idea is the bacteriophage therapy [16].
The Cramlington-based biomanufacturing company pleased investors after reporting the signing of a new contract with bacteriophage therapy group, Novolytics.
Development of novel disease-control strategies, such as bacteriophage therapy, is progressing in Leetown.