The increase of Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) bacteria combines with the call from consumers for safer, antibiotic-free food products, is resulting in regulations restricting the use of antibiotics as growth promoters. This presents problems that threaten sustainable agriculture.
Bacteriophages (phages) and lytic enzymes are proposed as bacterial bio-control alternatives to antibiotics. Their unique properties make them highly promising but challenging antimicrobials. The BTC team has numerous agriculture based projects, including environmental bio-control as well as control of specific bacteria in food production and animal safety. From Clostridium perfringens to salmonella and listeria, the BTC team is developing specific phage and lytic enzymes for numerous applications.
Bacterial Infection of Fish
Bacteria Infecting Shrimp
Mastitis Treatment and Prevention
Control Swine and Poultry Disease and As a Feed Additive
Control Plant Disease
Bacteriophage to Treat Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection on Ear
Strangles in Horses
Infections of Working Dogs
Controlling MRSA and Spores on Surfaces
Bacteria (SRB) in Fuel Storage Bladders