Long lost fix for Super Bugs

July 17, 2019

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Despite these initiatives, physicians are still lacking the tools needed to fight superbug-resistant infections, and the antibiotic pipeline remains thin. With efforts to promote new antibiotics seemingly stalled, some are asking whether an alternative, innovative form of treatment could represent a viable option. One example of a firm seeking to overcome these hurdles and develop […]

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Enters into Collaboration Agreement with Researchers at Yale University

December 12, 2018

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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 it has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Paul Turner Lab at Yale University to manufacture and supply therapeutic bacteriophage (phage) for use in clinical trials. Through […]

How the Navy brought a once-derided scientist out of retirement — and into the virus-selling business

October 16, 2018

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FORT DETRICK, Md. — By the time word reached the U.S. Navy, the situation was dire. A man was dying. At most, he had a few weeks left. There was an experimental treatment that might help — and one of the biggest stashes in the country was kept here, behind the checkpoints of a military […]

Can We Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?

October 13, 2018

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Superbug. It sounds like the name of Ant-Man’s sidekick or a one-hit wonder English rock band from the 1970s. But superbugs might just pose the greatest threat to humanity outside of killer asteroids, invading aliens, secret Nazi bases in Antarctica or the latest YouTube social media challenge for kids. Seriously, though, the rise of antibiotic-resistant […]

Phage Therapy Offers Lifeline for Antimicrobial Resistance

October 9, 2018

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SAN FRANCISCO — Bacteriophages, viruses that attack bacteria, may offer a life-saving alternative for multidrug-resistant bacterial infections that cannot be treated with available antibiotics, speakers said here. Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), told the dramatic tale of how she and a team of collaborators — largely working by trial […]

Treatment of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections: Back to the Future of Therapies

October 8, 2018

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The closing plenary at the 2018 annual ID Week 2018, held in San Francisco, California, took a decidedly personal turn in addressing the re-emergence of phage therapy to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. The panel of presenters included Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, department of medicine, University of California San Diego (UCSD), and her husband Thomas Patterson, PhD, […]

Phage therapy draws renewed interest to combat drug-resistant microbes

October 3, 2018

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The married professors were spending their Thanksgiving holiday in Egypt when the husband, Thomas L. Patterson, Ph.D., got very sick very quickly, experiencing fever, nausea and a racing heartbeat. By the time Patterson was accurately diagnosed with a highly multi-drug resistant bacterial infection, he was near death. His wife, Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D., promised to “leave […]

Man fighting antibiotic resistant infection for 16 years appeals for ‘lifeline’ company to supply medicine

August 31, 2018

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Peter Knox has been attempting to get rid of the bacteria attacking his body for the past sixteen years. In spite of going through a double lung transplant and a “too large to count” roster of antibiotics, Knox is still plagued with fighting the same infection that he first encountered in his childhood. “I first […]

How a Gaithersburg Company is Saving Lives with Bacteria-Killing Viruses

June 15, 2018

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The Gaithersburg-based company is raising $5 million, ahead of a planned Series A round of at least $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, to bring a therapy for drug-resistant bacteria to market as soon as possible.

Lung Transplant Patient with Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infection Successfully Treated with Bacteriophage

April 5, 2018

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April 05, 2018 01:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time GAITHERSBURG, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a clinical-stage company founded to provide an effective therapeutic response to the global rise of multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogenic bacteria, announced the first report of bacteriophage (phage) therapy in treating bacterial infection in a lung transplant patient. The 67 year-old male patient, […]