Alerts

Alerts are sent when phages are needed to help treat a person’s infection. If you are able and willing to provide phages, please help us by joining the alerts service.

If you need phages, please email [email protected] or tweet @phagedirectory

Alerts are only sent when phages are requested to treat urgent infections. Please review our policies.
Urgent 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 [email protected] 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

Low July 27, 2018

Seeking Staphylococcus epidermidis phages to treat an antibiotic-resistant knee infection

Knee infection Phage Therapy

We are seeking Staphylococcus epidermidis phages for a patient with an antibiotic-resistant knee infection in Switzerland.

Ways to help:

  • By providing samples of your phages for testing (you send your phages to another lab that receives the patient’s isolate)
  • By testing your phages on the patient’s isolate (the patient’s isolate is shipped to your lab)
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email [email protected] if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Resolved August 6, 2018

Urgent need for Burkholderia phages for 20-year-old CF patient with a B. gladiola infection

Cystic Fibrosis Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Burkholderia phages for a 20-year-old cystic fibrosis patient.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By providing samples of your phages for testing (you send your phages to another lab that receives the patient’s isolate)
  • By testing your phages on the patient’s isolate (the patient’s isolate is shipped to your lab)
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email [email protected] if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

This effort is coordinated in collaboration with IPATH at UCSD.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Resolved August 6, 2018

Need E. coli phages for 20-year-old post-transplant patient with non-healing abdominal wound

Post-transplant Abdominal Phage Therapy

Hi all,

We are seeking Escherichia coli phages for a 20-year-old patient in Miami, Florida, to be tested on his abdominal wound isolates.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By providing samples of your phages for testing (you send your phages to another lab that receives the patient’s isolate)
  • By testing your phages on the patient’s isolate (the patient’s E. coli isolate is shipped to your lab)
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email us at [email protected] if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Resolved January 3, 2018

Need Mycobacterium & P. aeruginosa phages for CF patient

Cystic Fibrosis Phage Therapy

Hi all,

We are seeking Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium & Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages for an 18-year-old cystic fibrosis patient in Los Angeles, to be tested on her lung isolates.

Email us at [email protected] if:

  • you have any Mycobacterium and/or Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages
  • you are not sure if you can help but you work with the above phages
  • you can give us the name and email of someone who has the above phages

Please help us spread the message and let us know if you can help in any way.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Resolved December 20, 2017

Need B. cepacia phages for lung transplant patient

Lung Transplant Phage Therapy

Hi all,

Thanks for joining Phage Directory. We need your help.
We urgently need Burkholderia cepacia phages for a lung transplant patient in Marseille, France.

Email us at [email protected] if:

  • you have B. cepacia phages
  • you are not sure if you can help but you work with B. cepacia phages
  • you can give us the name and email of someone who has B. cepacia phages

This is urgent. Every single effort helps.
Please email us as soon as you can.
Please spread the word.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory