Bedford, UK, and Austin, Texas; September 14th 2016
Evolution Biotechnologies (www.evolutionbiotech.com), the company working to expand the use of biological control into medically important areas, today announces a presentation by its Chief Officer, Dr. David Harper.
The presentation, entitled “Bacteriophages as Biological Control Agents” is to be given on Friday 16th September at the conference on “Phage-based Technologies Against Antimicrobial Resistance” organised under the EU FP7 EVOPROG programme, in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
About Evolution Biotechnologies
Evolution Biotechnologies (UK company 09473027 / US company 6050853) has been established to extend the application of biological control from its agricultural roots into areas of biomedical importance. The company’s initial targets have both significant unmet need and high market potential. The first stage of Evolution’s work is based on developing biological controls for of the house dust mite, with the company now expanding into phage therapy, a highly promising approach to controlling antimicrobial resistance. The development of additional technologies is planned for the future.
About biological control
Biological control is highly specific in nature, and is perceived as environmentally friendly. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that “Since biopesticides tend to pose fewer risks than conventional pesticides, EPA generally requires much less data to register a biopesticide”. Biological control methodologies have been extensively used in the agricultural sector and provide a “green” alternative to existing chemical approaches, especially where there are concerns over toxicity or resistance. Despite the validated route through the regulatory process and onto the market, application in the domestic and medical settings has received only limited attention to date.
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