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Phage Consultants explores bacteriophage diet supplements at SupplySide West event
Gdansk, Poland: – Bacteriophage technology specialist contract research organization Phage Consultants explored exciting new opportunities for enhancing dietary supplements with phage therapy at its debut appearance at the latest SupplySide West congress in the USA.
Phage Consultants CEO Dr. Marcin Los participated as a delegate at SupplySide West for the first time, contributing to a range of open informal discussions with other attendees to explore potential to add bacteriophages to nutritional foodstuffs, a possibility in which Phage Consultants are commercially interested.
Innovative dietary supplements
Novel and innovative dietary supplements formed a key focus area for the Las Vegas event.
“Phage Consultants attended the event to see how the market is developing and to explore our potential to develop phage-based components for the dietary supplements and related markets,” said Dr. Los.
Effects on human microbiome
“We are aware that our advanced bacteriophage-based technologies could be of considerable interest to the producers of supplements and food scientists who form key audiences for SupplySide West,” Dr. Los added.
“They showed particular interest in the potential ability of bacteriophages to enhance their dietary supplements, for example through effects on the human microbiome, thus increasing the value of their product,” he explained.
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 SupplySide West 2019
SupplySide West is America’s foremost event for the food ingredients industry and for health & nutrition professionals. It brings together more than 18,500 ingredient buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry and around the world, to explore the science and strategy around the development of finished foods and nutritional products.
SupplySide West was a four day event opening October 27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It also featured more than 1,300 exhibiting companies showing an estimated 10,000+ ingredients and solutions.
The event is organized by Informa Markets with further information at: https://west.supplysideshow.com/en/home.html