Alternative to Antibiotics
With the rise of antibiotic resistance more people are looking for alternative, effective treatments for their infections. Could Bacteriophages provide a safe solution to a growing problem?
Bacteriophages are viruses developed to target specific bacteria. The Eliava Institute in Georgia is the world-leader in phage production. Patients travel from all around the world for treatment. "Symptomatically I am 50% better than when I started", says Pranav Johri, from India. Institute director Dr Kutateladze says resistance is not an issue. "Bacteria and phages are natural enemies, and so evolve together, reducing the chance of resistance developing."FULL SYNOPSIS