With the rise in antibiotic resistance we are on the cusp of a return to the pre-antibiotics era, when people could die from what we currently consider to be simple sore throats. As of today, pharmaceutical companies have failed to develop any new alternatives to now failing antibiotics.
One very effective method of treating bacterial infection - developed over 100 years ago in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and still in use today - is called phage therapy.
While treatment is readily available in Georgia and Poland scientists in the North America, China and Western Europe are working to replicate or reinvent this technology. It is relatively easy for a competent microbiologist to isolate bacteriophages from various sources, however significant know-how is required to select and assemble phages with characteristics that make them suitable for intended therapeutic purposes.
Phage therapy may be our last defense against drug resistant, untreatable "superbugs" and chronic bacterial infections. Find out what it is, what types of infections can be treated and where you can go for treatment.