Phage Therapy — The War Against Superbugs

The way out of possibly one of the biggest epidemics ever

The Story of a Survivor

Superbugs

What is phage therapy?!?!

Look at how cool they look!

So what can we do with them?

1. Because of their specificity, bacteriophages only kill the bad bacteria.

Phages are like guided missiles. They target the bad guys but leave all the good guys alone

2. Bacteria are not resistant to bacteriophages.

3. We can make antibiotics more effective.

Challenges

1. We need to develop a library of phages

2. We must genetically engineer the phages to achieve the exact function we want

3. The body doesn’t like them

4. We can’t predict the behaviour of phages

5. Research is super slow

So where does that leave us?

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