Using Viruses in the Fight Against Bad Bacteria

Jonathan Gerber, founder of the Jerusalem Portfolio, interviews Assaf Oron, Chief Business Officer at Biomx

Biomx is a clinical-stage microbiome company that is developing phage therapies designed to target and destroy harmful bacteria in chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer. The microbiome – all of the microbes (bacteria, archaea, viruses, and fungi) that reside in and on the human body – is a new and fast-developing field that offers many opportunities for the development of new medicine. Bacteriophages (or phages) are viruses that solely kill and selectively target bacteria without harming good microbiome.

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