Phage Consultants makes debut at CPhI Worldwide
Press Release | Phage Consultants
OCTOBER 04, 2017
Gdansk, Poland: – Specialist bacteriophage CRO Phage Consultants (PC) will debut as an exhibitor at the huge upcoming CPhI Worldwide pharma fair in Frankfurt, showcasing its contracting and consulting services.
The Phage Consultants stand will be at Booth 62C44 at Messe Frankfurt, within CPhI’s Integrated Pharma Zone. The company will be exhibiting as part of the Pomorskie Voivodeship partnership of life sciences companies based around Gdansk, which has become a center of excellence.
Protecting fermentation processes
PC will be presenting a wide portfolio of specialist services, including deep expertise in keeping bacterial fermentations free from bacteriophage contamination that are highly relevant in biotech and biopharma.
The Gdansk-based laboratory is able to design customized solutions for safeguarding sensitive biotech processes, biological reactions and biofermentations.
Purification and detection services
The PC team, headed by CEO Dr. Marcin Los, will present an integrated portfolio of specialist services that both target bacteriophages and harness their power as powerful antibacterial and detection agents in their own right.
The stand will showcase Phage Production & Purification Services that can be used for development of phage-based drugs.
Bacteriophages as biosensors
The team will also have details of Phage Detection Services that deploy powerful tools for detecting bacteriophages, as well as advanced applications of ‘phages in drug and medicine discovery.
Most recently, these have included emerging techniques for using the viral characteristics of bacteriophages to recognize and bind specific bacterial receptors. This has enabled construction of biosensors to recognise specific targets, formed by creating immobilized covalent bonds.
Biosensors provide a particularly promising research avenue for solving the problem of detecting many pathogenic and food borne bacteria, such as typhus or E.coli, in low concentrations that can defeat standard detection methods but still pose risks for consumer health.
This is the first time in its 10-year history that PC has attended CPhI as an exhibitor. It will use the wider variety of networking platforms at CPhI Worldwide to connect with an international range of potential clients and partners.
“We will be using this wonderful platform of CPhI Worldwide to reach out in particular to fermentation and biotech production managers for whom it is a constant struggle to ensure their processes are kept free of contaminations, both by ‘phages and other agents,” said Dr. Marcin Los.
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 play an important role in viral biology, used to elucidate DNA viral reproduction through 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 have become world leaders 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 are also specialists in the field of bacteriophage biology with specific expertise on phage activity in bioprocessing. Its 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 CPhI Worldwide 2017
CPhI Worldwide is the flagship annual trade show for pharma ingredients and partner sourcing providing delegates and exhibitors networking opportunities with potential international pharmaceutical partners and collaborators, as well as latest industry insights.
Now in its 28th year, CPhI 2017 is a three-day event opening October 24 at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition center. Last year’s event in Barcelona attracted some 42,000 delegates and more than 2,500 exhibitor companies from 155 countries worldwide.
CPhI Worldwide is held alongside four other zoned exhibitions; ICSE Outsourcing solutions, P-MEC Machinery and Equipment, InnoPack pharmaceutical packaging and a new addition, the FDF show for Finished Dosage Formulations, bringing together every aspect of the dosage supply chain.
The CPhI Pharma Awards, presented on the first evening of the conference, honor innovative companies and leaders.
The CPhI series is staged by leading Global B2B Events Organizer and Publisher UBM Live More information at: http://www.cphi.com/europe/
Dr. Marcin Los, CEO, Phage Consultants
Tel: +48 503 636 224