We use bacteriophages to produce effective and safe antibacterial preparations. Bacteriophages (or phages) are natural microorganisms that eliminate bacteria. For hundreds of millions of years, they have been fulfilling the function of maintaining bacterial balance on earth. To tackle the problems caused by harmful bacteria, we transform specially selected phages into effective products.
Drawing on one hundred years of experience, we create innovative products for use in different spheres, such as food safety, therapy, medicine, environmental safety, etc. Using our advanced technology, we produce phage preparations in liquid, spray, tablet and capsule forms. Our product portfolio comprises mono-component (targeting one type of bacteria) and poly-component preparations (targeting several types of bacteria).
The word “bacteriophage” (“devourer of bacteria”) is derived from two roots, of the Greek bakteria (meaning, “staff, cane”) and phagein (meaning, “to devour”). Bacteriophages (or phages) are the most abundant microorganisms on earth; Natural adversaries to bacteria. They are found in soil, human and animal bodies, on their skin, in intestines, water, food etc. From food and water, humans naturally take millions of phages during a day.
Phages are strictly specific. They selectively target their host bacteria (including resistant forms) and are unable to harm human, animal or plant cells. Specially selected phages contained in Biochimpharm products eliminate only the disease-causing bacteria without harming the beneficial microflora of human body. This unprecedented safety is what distinguishes them from other antimicrobial substances, including antibiotics.
Bacteriophages adsorb on the membrane of homological bacteria. They penetrate into the cell, multiply and cause its lysis (destruction) by releasing new generations of phages – “adopted” populations. Newly formed progeny continues to infect pathogenic cells until bacterial infection is liquidated. This is the process at the heart of phage treatment and prophylaxis success.
1. Adsorption – attaching to a bacterial membrane
2. Phage injection – penetration of phage genome into the bacterial cell
3. Phage replication – multiplication of nucleic acids
4. Phage reproduction – synthesis of nucleic acids and capsid proteins
5. Formation of “adopted” phages
6. Release of new generation of phages – bacterial disintegration
Our technology is based on our mission and vision. Nature is the best creator; thus, our task consists in refining its mechanism for combating bacteria and using it with maximum effectiveness. Our technology is applied, not only in therapeutics and veterinary medicine, but in food safety, agriculture, environmental safety and probiotics.