The first steps in testing phage are propagation purification. Once a concentrated and purified phage culture is produced, it can be stored and/or used to perform anti-microbial studies utilizing the phage specific host(s). Exposure of the host bacteria and biofilms to phage for biofilm formation inhibition, as well as killing a preformed biofilm, can be done utilizing the MBEC™ assay. Bacteriophage adhesion testing to target surfaces and coatings can also be done using the MBEC™ and the BEST™ assays.
Our current model organisms are the host Escherichia coli ATCC 13706 and Phage Phi x174. Other host/phage pairs are available on request