Viruses have a bad rap, but biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi cautions against condemning all viruses because of a deadly few. Phages are microscopic viruses that can target and destroy disease-causing bacteria. Investors and health practitioners take note: Belcredi predicts that medicines containing these viruses may be the next big thing to emerge from the pharmaceutical industry.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the phage, a bacteria-killing virus, fights infection;
- Why the medical community developed antibiotics rather than phage-based drugs; and
- How phages could become microscopic “superheroes” in the battle against superbugs.
About the Speaker
Alexander Belcredi is a co-founder of PhagoMed Biopharma, a biotech company.