APT featured in Netflix Series

August 2, 2020

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APT is featured in episode 2 of the Netflix series Connected. Science journalist Latif Nasser investigates the surprising and intricate ways in which we are connected to each other, the world and the universe.

APT and John Haverty featured in the Boston Globe

July 10, 2020

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For scientists, clinical trials like these are a first try. For participants, they are often a last hope. At the brink of giving up, John Haverty turned to internet research. He was aware of phage treatment [the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections like Haverty’s], and he happened across Maryland-based Adaptive Phage Therapeutics.

Collaboration with Mayo Clinic

June 9, 2020

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GAITHERSBURG, Md.–Mayo Clinic and Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) today announced a collaboration to advance and commercialize a phage susceptibility test (PST) linked exclusively to APT’s phage bank investigational therapy. At launch, the PST will be offered as a laboratory developed test for worldwide commercial availability by Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL). The PST will enable rapid […]

Infectious disease and the need for more options

June 2, 2020

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By learning from the past, we may have a much better arsenal against antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the near future.

APT featured in Dutch Broadcast

May 25, 2020

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Adaptive Phage Therapeutics was featured in an April 28 broadcast in the Netherlands, Dokters van morgen, discussing the treatment of stubborn infections.  The discussion regarding APT begins at the 35 minute mark and features John Haverty (a patient helped by APT).

A Story of a Virus, Faith, and Hope That Saved His Life with John Haverty

April 2, 2020

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“Never Give Up on Your Life” – John Haverty. John Haverty is a chef, a family man, a patient who was battling a stubborn bacterial infection in his leg for over 10 years.  He wasn’t able to walk and put both feet on the ground for over 10 year.  Doctors at Mayo Clinic were about […]

FDA Clears First Clinical Study for a Polymicrobial Phage Library-Based Treatment for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

March 12, 2020

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GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company founded to provide an effective therapeutic response to the global rise of multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogenic bacteria, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the clinical development of APT’s phage bank™, a personalized bacteriophage therapeutic for […]

Phages Provide Safety Net In Post-Antibiotic Era

February 13, 2020

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February 13, 2020 | To fully appreciate the potential of Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), it’s helpful to review history through the lens of company co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer Carl Merril. For nearly five decades, Carl has been championing the idea of using bacteriophages to treat infectious diseases—an idea for which he has been variably applauded, questioned, ignored, scolded, and, ultimately, vindicated.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics on NPR

February 11, 2020

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Bacteriophage: A Force Of Nature As bacteria evolve to become more resistant to antibiotics, dangerous infections are taking their toll on human lives. We hear from John Haverty who, after knee replacement surgery generated an unrelenting infection … found himself facing amputation of his leg. Enter a new treatment called ‘phage therapy’ and Greg Merril, […]

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Selected for Startup Grind’s Global 2020 Accelerate Program

February 11, 2020

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Company is Recognized Top 1% among 4,000 applicants from 133 Countries GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company founded to provide an effective therapeutic response to the global rise of multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogenic bacteria, today announced that the company has been selected to participate in the Accelerate Program at the Startup […]