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Proteon Pharmaceuticals Accelerates Innovation with the Inauguration of the Center for Bacteriophage Biotechnology (CBB)

In an interview conducted by the Feedinfo with DrEwelina Wójcik, Chief Scientific Officer at Proteon Pharmaceuticals, the latter outlined the core mission of the CBB – harnessing the antibacterial properties of bacteriophages to shape a future of sustainable health solutions. The interview was published on 5th September 2023 and can be accessed here – Feedinfo.


Highlights from the interview with FeedInfo:

  • The world eagerly searches for highly effective alternatives to antibiotics both for humans and animals, the spotlight has turned once more to phages, which the World Economic Forum named one of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2023.
  • Wójcik emphasized the company’s unique approach, utilizing -omics technologies, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence in their precision phage product platform.
  • As a testament towards the dedication to staying at the forefront of innovation, Proteon Pharmaceuticals announced the inauguration of its cutting-edge Center for Bacteriophage Biotechnology (CBB).
  • A primary focus of CBB’s research is the development of effective bacteriophage formulations. Dr. Wójcik emphasizes the importance of refining delivery methods, enhancing stability, and extending the shelf life of bacteriophage products.
  • Wójcik highlighted the regulatory journey of BAFASAL®, Proteon’s phage product targeting Salmonella in poultry. The product’s safety and efficacy were approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), marking a significant step toward full registration, and setting a precedent for future phage products.
  • Wójcik also expressed excitement about the global developments in phage research, anticipating the expansion of phage therapy applications and the realization of their full potential in various health and biotechnology sectors.

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