Phage Consultants makes first appearance at European Congress on Biotechnology
Press Release | Phage Consultants
JUNE 09, 2016
Gdansk, Poland: – Specialist CRO Phage Consultants will make its first attendance at the prestigious European Congress on Biotechnology, ECB 2016, when it is held next month in its native Poland.
The Phage team at the EXPO Congress Center in Krakow will be led by CEO and founder Dr. Marcin Los, who will use the event to present the CRO’s latest advances in bacteriophage contamination and microbial detection, with recently developed tools for troubleshooting and prevention.
“We are excited about our first attendance at the ECB event,” said Dr. Los.
Defeating bacterial contaminations
“The congress in Krakow provides a great opportunity for us to connect with fermentation managers and biological production teams using bioreactors, to show how they can use the power of bacteriophages to defeat dangerous bacterial contaminations,” he explained.
“We will be bringing new and relevant insights and innovations in the fields of phage detection, contamination, control and prevention to this important international congress,” said Dr. Los.
Customized bacteriophage tools
Phage will also be showing a wide range of its bacteriophage-based solutions for safeguarding sensitive biotech processes, biological reactions and fermentations, keeping them clear of bacterial contamination.
“We now possess solutions that can be applied to decontaminate any industrial bioprocess and isolate it from bacterial threats, with bacteriophage mixes that can be customized to any particular application,” Dr. Los added.
About Phage Consultants
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.
Based in Poland, Phage Consultants is a contract research and manufacturing organization that specializes in bacteriophage detection and characterization and production. Phage 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 phage, bacterial, fungal and viral contaminations.
Phage Consultants are 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 ECB 2016
The European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB) is the leading conference for academic and industrial biotechnologists in Europe.
ECB is a bi-annual event with the previous congress held in Edinburgh in 2014.
The 17th congress, ECB 2016, is a four-day event, opening July 3 at the EXPO Congress Center in Poland’s second city of Krakow.
The Scientific Programme at the Krakow Congress will include plenary lectures by eminent speakers on leading biotechnological developments, 25 symposia spanning the full range of disciplines, satellite events and some 200 short talks selected from submitted abstracts. The congress will also host its fully integrated Eurobiotech Program highlighting top Central European biotechnology. There is also a trade exhibition with nearby poster sessions.
The European Federation of Biotechnology organizes the event. More information at: http://ecb16.com
Dr. Marcin Los, CEO, Phage Consultants
Tel: +48 503 636 224
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