Bacteriophage - A Force Of Nature | WYPR

Bacteriophage - A Force Of Nature

Feb 11, 2020

Phage from Adaptive Phage Therapeutics PhageBank shown in red, kills a patient's drug resistant Pseudomonas bacteria.
Credit Adaptive Phage Therapeutics

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, CEO and co-founder of Adaptive Phage Therapeutics in Gaithersburg. He explains how phages devour bacteria and the treatment that ultimately saved Haverty’s leg.