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Phage Consultants returning to BIO World Congress 2019 in Iowa
Gdansk, Poland: – For the eleventh successive year, bacteriophage technology specialist contract research organization Phage Consultants will be a prominent presence at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in the USA.
The Polish-based bacteriophage and bioreactor contamination specialist will be one of more than 60 exhibitors at this high profile biotechnology and bio-chemicals event, with a stand at Booth 429 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
Iowa: biotech hub
The choice of Des Moines to host the 2019 BIO World Congress reflects Iowa’s status as home to more plant and soil scientists than any other U.S. state, with Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, POET, REG, Syngenta and many others based in the state.
Iowa also hosts many of America’s preeminent agricultural research institutions, such as Iowa State University, at Ames, north of Des Moines, along with the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. The state also boasts one of the greatest acreages of harvestable biomass, now producing more than 25% of U.S. ethanol and 16 percent of U.S. biodiesel.
Accordingly, Phage Consultants will highlight potential involvement of phage therapy in crop protection and their ability to provide focused technology and materials.
The Phage Consultants team, led by CEO Dr. Marcin Los, will use the congress’s many networking opportunities to reach out to fermentation managers and teams concerned with contamination prevention and troubleshooting.
Dr. Los will also be available to explain more about Phage Consultants’ and its troubleshooting and prevention capabilities.
“We look forward to returning to this excellent event to explain more about our insights, expertise and proprietary bacteriophage contamination and microbial detection tools that have so many applications in the fields of phage detection, contamination, control and prevention,” said Dr. Los.
“For example we have been able to refine solutions that can be applied to decontaminate any industrial bioprocess and isolate it from bacterial threats. The precise bacteriophage mix can be customized to any particular application,” Dr. Los added.
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 BIO World Congress 2019
The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, bio-based products, and renewable chemicals.
The 2019 BIO World Congress is a three-day event, opening July 8 at the Iowa Events Center in the state capital, Des Moines. The event will feature some 300 speakers, more than 70 poster presentations and nine networking events, with more than 1,000 meetings organised via the proprietary BIO ONE-on-ONE™ system.
The congress is expected to attract some 575 companies and around 900 visitors, predominantly at director and chief officer level, from some 35 countries worldwide, with a conference program covering latest developments in Industrial Biotech including synthetic biology and genetic editing, advanced biofuels, bio-based materials, renewable chemicals, flavors, fragrances and food ingredients, agricultural crop technologies and biomass supply.
The US-based Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) organizes the Congress. More information at: https://www.bio.org/events/bio-world-congress.
Dr. Marcin Los, CEO, Phage Consultants