'The Key Opinion Leader meeting that we hosted in June highlighted the potential for phage therapy
to meet the urgent need for new treatments that address antibiotic resistance.
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"Viruses like phage have been studied for 100 years but they are now receiving renewed interest because of the potential of using them for phage therapy
," said Pogliano.
The medical team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who were looking after Isabelle after a lung transplant for cystic fibrosis, turned to phage therapy
as a last resort.
Utilising its advanced discovery and development capabilities in phage therapy
, the company discovered phage that eradicate the pathogenic strains and is developing a customised phage cocktail as a therapeutic for PSC.
Alternative protections or incentives, such as trade secrecy, regulatory exclusivities, research support, alternative payment models, or some combination thereof, are likely necessary to spur phage therapy
This discovery could make phage therapy
more attractive to drug companies since it would allow them to engineer specific phages that can kill on demand.
For the purpose of treating patients that are infected with antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens, phages can be used as an alternative treatment (phage therapy
More experimentally, phage therapy
for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii proved effective in a 68-year-old patient with necrotizing pancreatitis who continued to deteriorate over a 4-month period despite multiple courses of antibiotics and attempted drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst.
The 22 contributions discuss the use of antimicrobials as growth promotants in the food animal industry, the growth of the organic production system, bacterial pathogens in compost, phage therapy
approaches to reducing pathogen persistence, preharvest application of probiotics to farm animals, and molecular tools for studying food safety challenges.
Novel and emerging therapies targeting microbiome health, such as fecal transplants and phage therapy
, are beginning to reshape the way doctors approach treating patients with certain diseases, especially those involving the gastrointestinal tract.
New approach to use phage therapy
against Aeromonas hydrophila induced motile Aeromonas Septicemia in Nile Tilapia.