Antibiotic Resistant infections kill or infect an ever increasing number of people. Today, in the USA, more people are killed by MRSA than by AIDS.
Most of the bacteria in our gut and on our skin, are beneficial. Antibiotics do not distinguish between these 'good' and certain 'bad' bacteria, they target both. Though this 'broad-spectrum' characteristic of antibiotics was seen by many as an advantage of antibiotics, nowadays it is understood that it is far better to leave the good bacteria in place, to help protect your health.
With phage technology, this has become possible. This is why phage technology is set to replace the use of antibiotics in many applications.
Extra benefits are that:
1) there are no side-effects for the patient
2) target bacteria are rapidly killed, including the antibiotic-resistant ones
3) phages and phage enzymes can be used in combination with other antimicrobials
Micreos Human Health is committed to the development of phage based products against harmful bacteria, both preventatively and curatively.
In 2012 we have introduced a series of new products for human health under the GLADSKIN™ brand. The Micreos Human Health products target only certain unwanted bacteria, including the most common problematic ones in the developed world, such as MRSA, Propionibacterium acnes in Acne and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, i.e. for burn victims.
Our pipeline also includes products against E. coli in childhood diarrhoea in developing and threshold countries, and :
- Acinetobacter baumannii
- Streptococcus pneumoniae
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