What developments have we seen in recent months into research on phage therapies? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls in phage research, and what does the future hold? Find out all this and more in our latest In Focus feature, in which we dive into the world of bacteriophages.
In our latest In Focus feature, produced in association with Culture Collections (London UK), we bring you expert insights into the latest phage research, its challenges and future potential. We will also explore the function of the National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) and the importance of depositing bacteriophages in the NCTC collection to improve accessibility and reproducibility in science.
The NCTC historical bacteriophage collection has been fully reauthenticated using a range of methods including electron microscopy and these phages are now available to scientists via the culture collections website to support scientific research. The NCTC bacteriophage collection is a dynamic repository and microbiologists can deposit their phage’s into NCTC free of charge. This collection aims to support accessibility and reproducibility in science as well preserving the phages indefinitely which will ensure they are available to the next generation of scientists.
Journal articles – free for ID Hub members
- Phage therapy: unexpected drawbacks to reach hospitals – Future Virology
- Antiphage activity of natural and synthetic substances: a new age for antivirals? – Future Microbiology
- Transdermal permeation of bacteriophage particles by choline oleate: potential for treatment of soft-tissue infections – Future Microbiology
- Challenges in optimizing RNA nanostructures for large-scale production and controlled therapeutic properties – Nanomedicine