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    Phage Consultants promotes bacteriophage contamination control technologies at RAFT conference

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    May 14th 2020

    Gdansk, Poland: – Bacteriophage technology specialist contract research organization Phage Consultants successfully promoted its distinctive expertise and technologies for combating bacteriophage contaminations in fermentation processes at the latest RAFT™ fermentation technology conference in Florida, USA.

    Phage Consultants is a well-recognized presence at RAFT events, having attended every conference for almost the past decade.

    Fighting contamination in fermentation processes

    Phage Consultants was once again represented at the RAFT 2019 conference in Bonita Springs, FLA, by its CEO and founder, Dr. Marcin Los, who used the event to meet current and potential customers, advising on its core activity of fighting contamination in fermentation processes. Phage has the technologies to eliminate bacteriophage contaminations and also to use bacteriophages to kill bacterial contaminations.

    Dr. Los presented these services at the Phage Consultants stand at Booth 17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, which attracted many visitors and hosted multiple conversations.

    Saving time and money

    “It was a pleasure to return to RAFT for initial consultations with potential customers, and to catch up with existing and past customers from the international community of fermentation specialists ,’” said Dr. Los.

    “Once again, we were able to show that we could help companies keep most bacterial fermentation processes free of bacteriophage contaminations to avoid huge time and money losses,” Dr. Los explained.

    “Our company helps fermentation specialists in keeping their fermentation processes bacteriophage-free through combinations of contamination detection and removal, personnel training, facility preparation, and regular preventive screens,” he added.

    About Phage Consultants

    Phage Consultants is a contract research and manufacturing organization that specializes in bacteriophage detection and characterization and production.

    Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that infect bacteria. First discovered around 1915, phages played an important role in understanding viral biology, for example in elucidating viral reproduction in lytic and lysogenic cycles. They have been used for almost a century as alternatives to antibiotics and can have therapeutic effect against multi-drug-resistant strains of many bacteria.

    Founded in Gdansk, Poland, in 2007, PC has become a world leader in using the power of bacteriophage technology in bioprocess infection and contamination control and assisting companies whose production is based on microbial activities in preventing bacteriophage contamination, along with bacterial, fungal and viral contaminations.

    Phage Consultants is also a team specialists in the field of bacteriophage biology with specific expertise in phage activity in bioprocesses. The team provides unique assistance to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, offering a range of services from personal training to consulting and process optimization in phage growth limitation. The company also advises and assists clients in the development of new production facilities.

    About RAFT Conference

    The Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT™) conference provides a biennial forum for industrial and academic scientists to discuss the latest developments in fermentation as applied in research and industry.

    The conference is one of a series of specialist meetings sponsored by America’s Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. The first RAFT conference was held in San Diego in 1995 and held every two years since.

    This 13th RAFT conference (RAFT 13) was a four day event opening October 27 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa at Bonita Springs, Florida. The conference featured an exhibition, exhibitor showcases and a full program of presentations including a keynote address from Dr. Jason Crater of Genomatica on ‘The dawn of sustainable bio-based industrial chemicals’.

    The event is organized by the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIMBI) with further information at:


    Bacteriophage contamination: is there a simple method to reduce its deleterious effects in laboratory cultures and biotechnological factories?

    Phage Consultants promotes bacteriophage contamination control technologies at RAFT conference

    Dr. Marcin Los, CEO, Phage Consultants

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