ENGINEERING VIRUSES FOR GOOD
There is a pressing a need for antibiotic alternatives. Caused by the rise of antibiotic resistance, combined with increasingly stringent regulations, pressure to maintain production efficiency and consumer trends.
“Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest global health crisis we face.”
Every 15 minutes
1 person dies from an antibiotic resistant infection in the US
of drug-resistant infections come from the food we eat
We are using synthetic biology to drastically enhance bacteriophage stability and efficacy, allowing us to efficiently destroy pathogens, enhance animal nutrition and promote animal health in an antibiotic free way.
Nextbiotics offers bacteriophages (bacterial viruses) as antibiotic alternatives to reduce pathogens and increase productivity
Learn more about our technology
Producers can sell products at a premium
Improved bacterial balance and reduced infections enhances gut health
Enhance growth and improve feed conversion rate to achieve higher profits
A key competitive advantage for phages is their specificity to target bacteria, crucial to modulating the microbiome
The microbiome is a complex variety of microbes, although some of them are pathogenic many fulfill critical functions for the organism.
Microbiome & Antibiotics
Antibiotics are used to kill pathogens, but in the process they kill all microbes in the microbiome.
Microbiome & Phages
Phages specificity allows to target pathogens without killing beneficial microbes, modulating the microbiome.
Our team brings a unique combination of genome engineering, phage biology, pharma and bioinformatics experience.
Co-founder & CEO
UC Berkeley BSC, Biochemistry
Published: Nature, PNAS, Oxford with 300+ citations
Post Doc Research,
Principal scientist - phage engineering, Roche
BS, Chemical Biology,
2945 Webster Street,
Oakland, CA, 94609, USA.