– Nice viruses could replace antibiotics
While more and more germs are resistant to antibiotics, bacteriophages help control certain infections. The Stock Exchange is interested in it.
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Phages, an old recipe for the fight against infections who comes back strong. And that makes investors salivate! «There is an urgent medical need to find alternatives to antibiotics, because the germs are more and more resistant to them, warns Hervé de Kergrohen, specialist in biotechnology of the investment fund. Alpha Blue Ocean. The phages on which phage therapy is based are at the forefront of the fight against the bacterial pandemic.Sexy, then.
Thattocwhere? Discovereds A century ago, bacteriophages are viruses found in nature, which feed on and destroy bacteria. They are found in environments rich in germs, especially in wastewater, excrement or the soil around the roots of plants. At middle of in the last century, they have been eclipsed by antibiotics.