A phage, or bacteriophage, is a natural, microscopic predator that attacks and kills bacteria. There are more phages on Earth than every other organism combined! Phages exist naturally all over the planet and can be found in water, soil or on animals.
Phages can kill bacteria that have become immune to antibiotics. They are clinically safe and highly specific, so they don't harm the good bacteria.
By taking samples from a wide range of environments, we can isolate new phages that can be used to treat antibiotic-resistant infections
You can help by becoming a Phage Hunter. Pick up a sample kit at one of our outreach events, send in your samples and we'll isolate phages from them.