Bacteriophages, or phages, are the most numerous organism on the planet. They are everywhere in our environment and our microbiome. Phages protect animals and humans from bacteria and control the number of bacteria in the environment.
They have been utilized for more than 100 years (discovered in 1915) but were initially pushed away from Western medicine by antibiotics.
With the advent of modern technology and processes, there is enormous potential for phages to become an affordable and effective tool for bacterial control across a number of different applications, including in food processing, packaging, agriculture, livestock production, aquaculture, food supplements, human and animal health, and many more.