Innovative biotechnologies: bacteriophages against infections
What is the biggest question facing your field?
This is the question Guy-Charles de La Horie, CEO of Pherecydes Pharma, answered to for the scientific watch website www.scientificinquirer.com.
Discover his analysis in a context where the finalization of new antibiotics is increasingly difficult and the development of new treatments very expensive.
Pherecydes Pharma and BIOASTER join forces for the PhagUTI project
Romainville and Lyon, France, July 16, 2019
In order to explore the use of phage therapy to treat complicated urinary tract infections, Pherecydes Pharma and BIOASTER, the French Technology Research Institute (TRI) for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, announced the signing of a collaboration agreement.
Sciences & Avenir returns about phagotherapy
In its June 2019 issue, Science et Avenir evokes the history of phagotherapy and the renewed interest of French research and ANSM for this promising alternative to antibiotic therapy.
In particular, the article mentions the ability of Pherecydes Pharma to produce high quality phages to enable precision therapy.
A new facility
As part of the forthcoming installation of its bacteriophage GMP production site, Pherecydes Pharma opens a second facility in Nantes.
The facility is located 22 boulevard Benoni Goullin, in the Nantes Biotech business incubator on the Isle of Nantes.
Works, started in early September 2018, were completed at the end of March 2019.
Antibiotic resistance is a major health challenge in the years to come: 10 million people may die in 2050. New approaches are needed; Phage therapy represents the most promising hope. Pherecydes Pharma makes every effort to provide physicians and patients with effective treatments for the most serious bacterial infections.
Guy-Charles Fanneau de La Horie, Chief Executive Officer at Pherecydes Pharma
Pherecydes Pharma's project is to develop and produce drugs containing phages to offer a therapeutic alternative to antibiotic resistance. This development of pharmaceutical products goes side by side with the transformation of the company to become a pharmaceutical laboratory through the setup of its manufacturing site in Nantes. Quality issues are therefore at the heart of the transformation of Pherecydes Pharma.
Magali Vidal-Engaurran, Senior Pharmacist
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