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Phage Consultants establishes MENA presence at DUPHAT 2021
Gdansk, Poland: – Bacteriophage technology specialist Phage Consultants (PC) established its contract research services to the fast growing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region biopharma industry at the recent DUPHAT Middle East Pharmaceutical Industry conference in Dubai.
PC exhibited at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) as part of the Pomorskie (Pomeranian) Region of Poland stand showcasing the biopharma cluster centered around the city of Gdansk.
Representing Phage Consultants at DUPHAT 21 were founder and CEO Dr. Marcin Los with Research Scientist and Communications Specialist, Dr. Aleksandra Bebel.
This was one of the first physical expos seen in the West since the start of the COVID-19 emergency in early 2020 and the Phage Consultants team welcomed the opportunity for face to face meetings after so long. The convention was organised with multiple health and safety precautions, including masks and social distancing.
“This was a valuable opportunity to establish new contacts, particularly on the UAE market, and establish our unique presence as a bacteriophage specialist more widely across the MENA region,” said Dr. Los.
“There was particular interest among visitors in our consulting services concerning phage contaminations in biotech processes that utilize bacterial fermentations. Phage contamination is a major problem for drug manufacturing companies, and therefore poses a threat for timely distribution, which is the main priority for MENA clients,” Dr. Los commented.
The Phage Consultants team also presented details of their new phage detection service to combat problems caused by the presence of the DE3 prophage.
“Despite the fact that we mostly work with manufacturers, it is always useful to get in touch with the distributors as well since their production departments elsewhere might need our services. It’s important to make sure people are aware of our presence and our ability to operate globally and assist departments in any geographical location,” said Dr. Bebel.
“It was great to be back out there, with a chance to present our company in a non-virtual setting. The health safety rules set were followed by all participants so we all felt safe attending,” she added.
“We would like to thank the Pomorskie region for the supreme organization of the attendance at the Duphat convention for us and other local companies. Overall, the meeting was a great success and we are looking forward to future events in the MENA region” Marcin Los concluded.
About Phage Consultants
Phage Consultants is a contract research and manufacturing organization that specializes in bacteriophage detection, 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 specialist 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.
Further information at: http://www.phageconsultants.com
About DUPHAT 2021
The Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) has become acknowledged as the most important pharma and biotech event for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
DUPHAT brings together three conferences that together cover the entire pharma value chain. The main DUPHAT expo showcases downstream activities from finished formulations of patented & generic drugs, while DUPHAT TECH caters to upstream and midstream manufacturers and suppliers of pharmaceutical ingredients, processing and packaging solutions, lab equipment and quality control to logistics and supply chain. Meanwhile DUPHAT OTC showcases the OTC medicines, nutraceuticals, dermo-cosmetics and other retail products sold through pharmacies.
DUPHAT 2021 was a three-day event opening April 5 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). To keep this fully physical event safe from the corona virus emergency, the event followed strict safely protocols approved by both Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality, supported by DWTC’s own ‘Venue Safe’ standards. Safeguards will include social distancing, rigorous disinfection of surfaces and mandatory face coverings.
The event was organized by INDEX® Conferences & Exhibitions Organisation, with further information available at: https://duphat.ae/conference
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