Phage Alerts

Alerts are sent when phages are needed to help treat urgent infections. If you are able and willing to provide phages, please help us by joining the alerts service.

If you need phages, please email us at hello@phage.directory or tweet us @phagedirectory

We send Phage Alerts to the community when doctors require phages to treat their patient’s infections. If you need phages, please email us.

Urgent November 21, 2020

Urgent need for Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-E. coli phages for a patient

Phage Therapy Cystic Fibrosis

We are urgently seeking Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) E. coli phages for a cystic fibrosis patient in the USA.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By receiving the strain and using it to search for new phages against the organism
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent September 11, 2020

Urgent need for Acinetobacter baumannii phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Acinetobacter baumannii phages for a patient in Switzerland.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By receiving the strain and using it to search for new phages against the organism
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent August 21, 2020

Urgent need for Chryseobacterium indologenes phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Chryseobacterium indologenes phages for a patient in Europe.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent July 16, 2020

Urgent need for Propionibacterium acnes phages for a patient with osteomyelitis

Phage Therapy Osteomyelitis

We are urgently seeking Propionibacterium acnes phages for a patient in Europe.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By providing information on best practices for cultivating P. acnes and its phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent July 3, 2020

Urgent need for Staphylococcus epidermidis phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Staphylococcus epidermidis phages for a patient in the USA.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent June 19, 2020

Urgent need for Citrobacter freundii phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Citrobacter freundii phages (and phage manufacturing capacity) for a patient in the USA.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By preparing clinical-grade phage preparations for this patient (one phage already identified, need manufacturing partner)
  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

Urgent June 18, 2020

Urgent need for Burkholderia cepacia phages for a patient

Phage Therapy

We are urgently seeking Burkholderia cepacia phages for a patient in the USA.

Ways to help at this stage:

  • By sending your phages for testing on the patient’s strain
  • By receiving the strain and testing your phages
  • By helping spread the word about this request
  • By providing us with names/email addresses of labs you think we should contact

Please email staff@phage.directory if you can help in any way, or if you would like further details/clarification.

Let’s make a difference,
Phage Directory

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We send Phage Alerts to the community when doctors require phages to treat their patient’s infections. If you need phages, please email us.

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