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Phage Consultants receives thanks from Australia
Gdansk, Poland: – Polish-based bacteriophage specialist CRO Phage Consultants (PC) has received a vote of confidence from ‘down under’ after helping biotech customer in Australia avoid accepting phage-contaminated strains to their facility.
The Australian customer testimonial comes after extended PC involvement in regular tests of incoming strains, which greatly helped to improve safety of the processes involving bacterial production at its hi-tech facility. Phage Consultants are prevented by customer confidentiality from discussing details of the co-operation.
Preventing phage problems
“This recommendation shows that we are effective not only in combatting bacteriophage-related problems, but also in providing ongoing everyday prevention, through routine tests of incoming strains,” commented Phage Consultants CEO, Dr. Marcin Los.
“We are also experts in testing very difficult bacterial strains like strict anaerobes, psychrophilic or thermophilic bacteria,” he added.
Rescuing biotech facilities
“This is a clear and reassuring message to other production facility managers of biopharma and industrial biotech, fermentation teams, fermentation managers, as well as quality assurance teams, that we are able to provide effective prevention of ‘phage problems,” said Dr. Los.
At the upcoming Waterside Conference of the International Society for BioProcess Technology (ISBioTech) in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Los will speak extensively on strategies to prevent and reverse bacteriophage contamination and rescue affected biotech facilities.
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.