In competition with 18 companies at Seafood Innovation Day NASF 2018, the seafood industry’s own innovation award went to Scottish Innovation Company Fixed Phage, which develops products that can fight...
DUBLIN, Ireland — Biotechnology firm Fixed Phage (PG) — which works with industry partners to develop bacteria-killing products using its patented processes — is close to commercial agreements on treatments for a number of species, commercial director Athol Haas told Undercurrent News.
FP uses its technology to irreversibly coat surfaces in bacteriophages (phages) — naturally-occurring, organic microbes that target and destroy specific bacteria — thereby making them inherently anti-bacterial.
In a practical sense, this means — for instance — being able to coat shrimp feed in phages which kill the bacteria causing early mortality syndrome (EMS); the “single biggest issue” the company has targeted, said Haas.
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Feed pellets passing under a ‘corona’ of ionized gas, in preparation for bonding phage solution.