Friday 16 April 2021

Bacteriophages as antibacterial therapies

 One reason form looking closely at bacteriophages is due to the rise in multi-drug antimicrobial resistance among pathogenic bacteria. This rise in resistance and the associated challenges in finding alternative compounds has led to a growth in interest in alternatives. Among the alternatives are bacteriophages; an interest that stems from their special characteristics, including widespread distribution, self-replication, and a lack of effects on the host. This article assesses current research.

Tim Sandle has written a review arricle about bacteriophage research, for Pharmig News #83 (pp14-17).

 The article can be accessed here: 

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources (

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