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Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics


We are the first phage therapy center in North America, bringing innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine. Join us on our journey and witness a revolutionary wave of solutions to combat antibiotic resistance.

Phage News

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy - Read the New York Times article about the growing interest in using phage therapy in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.  

Engineered bacteriophages for treatment of a patient with a disseminated drug-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus - Learn how the University of Pittsburgh, the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and the University of California, San Diego worked together to treat a 15-year-old patient with a disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus infection and cystic fibrosis.

Phage therapy’s latest makeover - Read Nature Biotechnology's review of where phage therapy is today, and future obstacles for the field.  

How to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs: Woman saves husband with phage therapy - Dr. Steffanie Strathdee and Dr. Tom Patterson share their story with the Today Show. 

This Viral Therapy Could Help Us Survive the Superbug Era - Read WIRED's interview with Dr. Steffanie Strathdee and her husband Dr. Tom Patterson as they explain the story behind their new book, The Perfect Predator, as well as future goals for IPATH.

UC San Diego Researchers Prepare to Launch Novel Phage Study​ - Press release from the UC San Diego Health Newsroom, announcing that IPATH is preparing to launch the first clinical trial for an intravenously administered bacteriophage-based therapy.

Follow This: Season 3 Trailer Watch Dr. Strathdee discuss taking on superbug infections, in Part 3, Episode 2 (Superbug Snipers) of Follow This in Netflix. 

People of the Year 2018: Steffanie Strathdee - Read San Diego City Beat's article on IPATH's Dr. Steffanie Strathdee.

Is the solution to antibiotic resistance in SEWAGE? - Read the Daily Mail's article on Drs. Strathdee, Schooley and Chan's efforts to fight superbug infections.  

UCSD Epidemiologist Named to TIME’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care - Watch KUSI interview IPATH's Dr. Steffanie Strathdee. 

The 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018 - Read about Dr. Strathdee and others, named as TIME Magazine's 50 most Influential People in Health Care. 

Phage Therapy Offers Lifeline for Antimicrobial Resistance - Read about Drs. Strathdee, Schooley, and Patterson's talk at the closing plenary of IDWeek 2018.


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