Phage Therapy centres for patients.
Phage Therapy as compassionate cases.
* Centres and institutes that do not accept all patients, but only patients that meet a certain criteria.
There are also those who help patients get in touch with Phage Therapy centres and can give you more information on the therapy. View all Phage Therapy support by location.
The Eliava Phage Therapy Centre is part of the Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is one of the few institutes that is focused on phage therapy and has left its doors open for patients. The phage centre has over 600 bacteriophages in their library which allows them to test for sensitivity and the identification of the right phage for every patient.
For those who may be unable to travel to Georgia, the Eliava Phage therapy Centre also offers their expertise via distant treatment. Patients that undergo treatment via distance and are located in USA, please note that treatment can only be performed with a written consent letter from you and your doctor. This is due to the fact that phage therapy is not approved by the FDA.
Phage therapy can be general as well as specific or individualized. A general therapy is one that helps the majority of patients. However, in some cases the bacteria present in the patient may be resistant to the standard phages, in which case an individualized therapy can be prepared for the patient.
View full price list of the Eliava Phage Therapy Centre here.
The Phage Therapy Unit at the Ludwik Hirszfeld institute is another center that excepts patients, however only works with chronic bacterial infections in the following conditions; skin infections, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, external and internal ear infections, urinary infections, chronic bacterial prostatitis in men, vaginal infections, prosthetic joint infections, wound infections, osteomyelitis, leg ulcers and sinusitis. Treatments at the Phage Therapy Unit are only done in person.
In order to be admitted for treatment, the Phage Therapy Unit must receive the results of the bacterial culture. The patient must have the presence of at least one of the above bacteria to being treatment. There are exception made for patients that have a multidrug resistant bacterial strain.
View full price list of the Ludwig Hirszfeld Phage Therapy Unit here.
The Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH) is the first phage therapy center in North America, founded in the UC San Diego School of Medicine in June 2018.
Phage therapy in the US is currently only available for compassionate use. You can find out more information on compassionate use in the US here.
The Queen Astrid Military Hospital in Brussels, Belgium makes use of phage therapy and is open to receiving requests from patients. There are certain requirements by which patients may be eligible to receive phage therapy.
Phage therapy in the EU is currently only available for compassionate use. You can find out more information on compassionate use in the EU here.