Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Cobra Biologics and Novolytics Develop Bacteriophages Against Infection

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Companies have achieved a breakthrough in the development of two Staphylococcus aureus-based phage products for Phase I clinical trials.

An existing process was transferred to Cobra’s phage team and a scope of work undertaken to further develop the process to increase yields for the two Staphylococcus aureus-based phage products. The controlled, high yield process provides Novolytics with a clear path forward to producing suitable GMP material for human clinical trials.

The worldwide emergence of ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA has coincided with the virtual drying up of new antibiotic drug development. Novolytics aims to lead the way in utilising nature’s own natural antidote, bacteriophages. The company’s lead product, NOVO12, is a phage cocktail administered as a gel for topical treatment of MRSA infections.

Cobra is set to present its methodology, approach, and acquired expertise in phage manufacture at the Phages 2013 conference taking place in Oxford, UK, in September 2013.

‘It is very exciting to be engaged with such novel phage products and to be actively assisting pioneering companies like Novolytics to introduce ground-breaking anti-infectives,’ said Peter Coleman, CEO of Cobra Biologics. ‘The phage team has considerable experience in developing processes for such novel products and looks forward to working closely with Novolytics.’

Novolytics CEO John Hardcastle added: ‘Cobra is helping Novolytics to produce bacteriophage cocktails that remain therapeutically active when produced to GMP standard and on an industrial scale. This is a critical factor for successful exploitation of the exciting potential that phage therapy offers.’


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Cobra Biologics Develop Special Cell Line for Alligator Bioscience
The cell line designed expresses monoclonal antibodies that have been vital for the success of a clinical trial ran by Alligator Biosciences.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Cobra Biologics and Tecrea Awarded £112K Innovate UK Grant to Develop AAV Scalable Production Bioprocess
‘Technology Inspired Innovation’ award to evaluate robust, large scale viral vector production.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Cobra Biologics & The University of Manchester Receive £217K Innovate UK/BBSRC Funding
Awarded as part of £20M competition bringing innovative biotechnology projects to market.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Cobra Biologics Appoints CSO
Company announces the appointment of Dr Daniel C. Smith as its Chief Scientific Officer.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Cobra Biologics Granted Approval for Research Tax Credit
Company has recognized as an approved service provider for the period 2013 to 2015.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Cobra Biologics and BioCancell Announce Agreement
Agreement to manufacture promising cancer therapy drug.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Cobra Biologics, BioCancell Agreement for Promising Cancer Therapy Drug
The Companies have announced the agreement to manufacture BioCancell’s BC-821 cancer drug for clinical trials.
Monday, March 03, 2014
GMP Certification Boost for Cobra Biologics
Extended certification to include QC testing of registered products.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Cobra Biologics and Recopharma Enter Agreement
Agreement to utilize Cobra’s cell line development service- MaxXpress.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Cobra Biologics and Vaccibody Sign Agreement to Manufacture DNA Vaccine
Companies announce agreement to manufacture Vaccibody’s lead DNA vaccine candidate against HPV-induced malignancies.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cobra Biologics and Algeta Sign Agreement to Manufacture Monoclonal Antibody
New contract manufacturing partnership for Algeta’s fourth Targeted Thorium Conjugate program.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cobra Biologics’ Growth is Strengthened
A new non-executive director joins Cobra’s board to support expansion plans.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Cobra Biologics and KAHR Medical Extend Their Partnership
Partnership will allow Cobra Biologics to develop both KAHR-101 and KAHR-102.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Cobra Biologics and Alligator Bioscience AB Sign Monoclonal Antibody Manufacturing Agreement
Agreement for the production of monoclonal antibody drug substance and drug product for pre-clinical studies and Phase I-II clinical trials.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Cobra Biologics’ Expansion Continues
Appointment of three non-executive directors and two business development managers to Cobra Biologics’ board.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Scientific News
Study Finds Brain Chemicals that Keep Wakefulness in Check
Researchers to develop new drugs that promote better sleep, or control hyperactivity in people with mania.
Sorting Through Cellular Statistics
Aaron Dinner, professor in chemistry, and his graduate student Herman Gudjonson are trying to read the manual of life, DNA, as part of the Dinner group’s research into bioinformatics—the application of statistics to biological research.
Playing 'Tag' with Pollution lets Scientists See Who's It
Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot from different global regions and can track where it lands on the Tibetan Plateau, researchers have determined which areas around the plateau contribute the most soot — and where.
Women’s Immune System Genes Operate Differently from Men’s
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.
Long Telomeres Associated with Increased Lung Cancer Risk
Genetic predisposition for long telomeres predicts increased lung adenocarcinoma risk.
First Artificial Ribosome Designed
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell.
High-Resolution 3D Images Reveal the Muscle Mitochondrial Power Grid
NIH mouse study overturns scientific ideas on energy distribution in muscle.
Expanding the Brain
A team of researchers has identified more than 40 new “imprinted” genes, in which either the maternal or paternal copy of a gene is expressed while the other is silenced.
Identifying a Key Growth Factor in Cell Proliferation
Researchers discover that aspartate is a limiter of cell proliferation.
Study Uncovers Target for Preventing Huntington’s Disease
Scientists from Cardiff University believe that a treatment to prevent or delay the symptoms of Huntington’s disease could now be much closer, following a major breakthrough.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!