Phage Alerts

Alerts are sent when phages are needed to help treat urgent infections. If you are able and willing to provide phages, please help us by joining the alerts service.

If you need phages, please email us at hello@phage.directory or tweet us @phagedirectory

We send Phage Alerts to the community when doctors require phages to treat their patient’s infections. If you need phages, please email us.

Urgent September 5, 2019

Urgent need for Mycobacterium avium phages for a patient with bronchiectasis and a pan-resistant M. avium lung infection

Phage Therapy Bronchiectasis Lung Infection

We are urgently seeking Mycobacterium avium phages for a patient with bronchiectasis and a pan-resistant M. avium lung infection in Sydney, Australia.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By receiving the strain and using it to search for new phages against the organism
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent August 27, 2019

Urgent need for Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages for a patient with osteomyelitis

Phage Therapy Osteomyelitis

We are urgently seeking Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages for a patient with osteomyelitis in Australia.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By receiving the strain and using it to search for new phages against the organism
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

This effort is coordinated in collaboration with the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent August 23, 2019

Urgent need for Pandoraea pulmonicola phages for a patient with cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Pandoraea pulmonicola phages for a cystic fibrosis patient in the USA.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By receiving the strain and using it to search for new phages against the organism
  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory or ipath@ucsd.edu if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

This effort is coordinated in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

**Thanks so much to Benjamin Chan, the Center for Phage Technology, Ronen Hazan, Ran Nir-Paz and others for offering to help find phages against this pathogen!

Urgent July 18, 2019

Urgent need for Burkholderia cenocepacia phages for a patient with cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Phage Therapy Lung Transplant

We are urgently seeking Burkholderia cenocepacia phages for a cystic fibrosis patient in the USA.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory and ipath@ucsd.edu if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

This effort is coordinated in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent July 10, 2019

Urgent need for Enterococcus faecium phages for a critically-ill patient

Phage Therapy Vancomycin-resistant E. faecium

We are urgently seeking Enterococcus faecium phages for a critically-ill patient in Germany.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory and ipath@ucsd.edu if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

This effort is coordinated in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Low February 10, 2019

Urgent need for Mycoplasma phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Mycoplasma genitalium phages for a patient.

Since phages against this pathogen are rarely studied, ANY help or advice on how to work with/isolate Mycoplasma phages is appreciated, even if you don’t have phages or the time to participate in a phage hunt or in phage preparation.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By testing your phages on the patient’s strain
  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By attempting to isolate new Mycoplasma phages on the patient’s strain
  • By offering advice on how to work with/isolate Mycoplasma phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Low February 6, 2019

Urgent need for Burkholderia phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Burkholderia phages for a patient.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain (contact us for shipping instructions)
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Low November 9, 2018

Urgent need for Klebsiella phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Klebsiella phages for a hospitalized patient.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain (contact us for shipping instructions)
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

This effort is coordinated in collaboration with Dr. Mikael Skurnik at the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Capsid & Tail

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We send Phage Alerts to the community when doctors require phages to treat their patient’s infections. If you need phages, please email us.

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