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Phage Therapy A Novel Approach to Combat Bacteria By Markin Abras | Images courtesy of EPTC Phage therapy, also known as bacteriophage therapy, uses viruses to treat bacterial infections. The word bacteriophage means “bacteria eater,” and that’s exactly what these good viruses do. They attack only the bad bacteria and are harmless to humans, animals and plants. Although phage therapy sounds innovative and new, it has actually been used for more than 100 years and has proven particularly effective as an alternative to antibiotics. To learn more, Miami Living visited the Eliava Phage therapy Center (EPTC), a pioneer in phage research and treatment. Founded in 1923 by Georgian physician and researcher Prof. Giorgi Eliava, the institute is based in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is a leader in phage research and therapy. It offers a range of consultations. It offers patients treatments and strategies for bacteriophage treatments for a range of complex medical conditions.

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