Interest in phages is ramping up across many sectors, but effective application of phages requires specific expertise.
Our mission is to accelerate the safe and effective use of phages in medicine and industry around the world. We aim to accomplish this goal by curating phage-related content, advising on phage-related topics and coordinating collaborations within and across disciplines.
We are facing a global antibiotic resistance crisis and we need additional or alternative ways to treat patients unable to fight against bacterial infections. Phage therapy is an increasingly viable and scientifically-accepted alternative to antibiotics.
Researchers around the world routinely cultivate phages against most bacterial pathogens faced by patients. However, safely and effectively giving these phages to critically ill patients is challenging — each phage treatment must be customized to each patient’s infection. This process requires a complex collaboration between scientists, doctors, regulatory bodies and families of patients on extremely short notice.
By building and maintaining a free, open-source, public directory of researchers willing and able to provide, test and/or mass-produce phages in response to critically ill patients’ needs, we can connect patients with potentially life-saving cures to otherwise untreatable drug-resistant infections.
Phage Directory is currently an opt-in service, so all labs listed have volunteered to include their labs and phages in the directory. If you’d like to add your lab and phages, please fill out this form: https://phage.directory/join.
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