13 June, 2022

What is a phage?


“Bacteriophage”, abbreviated as “phage”, means the absorber of bacteria. This word is made up from two Greek words: bacterium (which means “sticks”) and phagein which means (absorption).

Phages, the most common microorganisms on Earth, are invisible to the human eye. Phages can be found on the ground, in the water, on our skin, and inside our bodies. Not many people know, that humans absorb Millions of phages every day from food and water.


Bacteriophages have been given a great mission by nature: they must protect the earth from the overgrowth of bacteria and maintain the natural balance of life on the planet. In every 48 hours half of bacteria are eliminated by phages in the oceans.


The phage specifically destroys only its respective bacteria. Phages cannot harm human, animal or plant cells, which ensures  unprecedented levels of safety for any antimicrobial solution.