PHAGE THERAPY

“In this age of antibiotic resistance, people are searching for medical innovations to address difficult-to-treat infections. Phage therapy has the potential to reduce patient suffering and the healthcare costs associated with these infections.”

– Dr. Steven Theriault, CEO and CSO of Cytophage Technologies Inc. 

Bacteria have evolved to protect themselves against current antibiotic treatments, leading to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Bacteriophages (or phages, in short) can be used to combat these difficult-to-treat infections. Phages are organisms that are very precise in targeting and killing the unwanted bacteria. They can be used alone or in conjunction with antibiotics to treat infections. 

Cytophage, in partnership with the Canadian Phage Therapy Network, is making phage therapy available in Canada for serious or life-threatening conditions where conventional therapies have failed to resolve the infection.

Through Health Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP), Cytophage can work with physicians to request access to phage treatments. 

Is Phage THerapy Right for You?

Patients or physicians seeking phage therapy in Canada can contact us at phagetherapy@cytophage.com

Countless
Applications

Bacteriophage therapy has unlimited uses and is effective in eradicating bacterial disease and infection in three key areas.

Food Safety

In food safety, our phages help prevent disease and the spread of disease, without introducing antibiotics into the food chain or the environment.

Animal Health

Cytophage is developing bacteriophages that will reduce and ultimately replace the use of antibiotics for illness prevention and growth enhancement in livestock, starting with poultry.

Human Health

In human health, phages can address a full range of bacterial illnesses and conditions, from treating acne and eczema, alleviating internal bacterial infections such as pneumonia, preventing wound infections and battling outbreaks such as cholera or diphtheria.

Phages can also be used for the decontamination of hospital surfaces and counters, tools and instruments, beds and curtains, and anywhere else bacterial contamination is a concern.

What is a
bacteriophage?

Bacteriophages are organisms that infect and kill bacterial cells. These natural killers of bacteria can overcome all of the cellular or organism-level defences.

What is a
bacteriophage?

Bacteriophages are organisms that infect and kill bacterial cells. These natural killers of bacteria can overcome all of the cellular or organism-level defences.

We can win the war against battlefield infection.
Cytophage was selected for the Defense Innovation Award 2019.

Winner of 2018 Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge
For our breakthrough innovation to help feed the world.

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