Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology (IBMV) was established in 1923 by a prominent Georgian microbiologist George Eliava and French-Canadian scientist Felix d’Herelle. The friendship and scientific interest joined these two people, according to their initial plans, a newly established Institute were to be developed into the World Center of Bacteriophage research.

Félix d’Hérelle worked at the Tbilisi Institute off and on for several years but unfortunately, this was the time of Stalin’s Terror.  In 1937, George Eliava was executed as an “enemy of people”, along with his contemporaries, and d’Herelle fled the USSR, never coming back to Georgia. However, it was in Tbilisi of the 1930s that first phage preparations were elaborated.

Nowadays G. Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology is one of the world leaders in phage therapy research, production of phage preparations, and their practical application and has an unprecedented bacterial strain and collection of bacteriophages which can be utilized for developing custom phage (autophage) preparations. Experts around the world recognize the contribution of Eliava IBMV scientists in the production of bacteriophage “cocktails,” biological anti-bacterial and immunological medications against bacterial infections and their application in various fields.

The scientists of the Eliava Institute founded the Eliava Foundation – a not-for-profit organization, which established several spin-off companies. The goal of this consortium is to develop a wide application of Eliava products and services for human, animal, plant and environment protection, to grow and sustain as an organization by using the existing long-term research experience starting since 1923, to develop it according to the modern quality and standards requirements. Patients from all over the world are successfully treated by the organization.

Eliava Phage Therapy Center offers two treatment options:

Local (clinic) treatment (most effective);

Distance treatment – treatment with phage medication under the online supervision of a team of medical specialists who work with the Eliava Institute microbiologists to provide effective treatment with bacteriophage.

Local Treatment

Eliava Phage Therapy Center offers a wide range of comprehensive services to meet the needs of patients with different types of bacterial infections:

Assessment of patient’s general condition – The first step in preparing for treatment with bacteriophage is providing a summary of medical history, preferably written by your physician, and sending off a sample from the infected site for initial bacterial analysis and phage sensitivity testing (phagogram). We review your case with our team of physicians and specialists and suggest a personalized treatment plan based on sensitivity testing and medical history. You will receive a full individualized treatment;

Examination – personalized comprehensive clinical examinations thoroughly assessing your health condition;

Diagnostics – The Center offers modern, state of the art diagnostic equipment.  Providing highly accurate interpretation of examination results, it offers highly specialized bacteriophage treatments;

Selection of the Appropriate Bacteriophage – based on the examination results, microbiologists select the appropriate bacteriophage to provide personalized medical treatment with phage therapy.

They determine whether your bacteria are sensitive to the standard phage preparations or a custom (autophage) phage should be prepared for you. Sensitivity testing allows identifying the appropriate phage for your particular bacterial strain. It is possible to improve the efficacy of a particular phage against your bacterial strain, or to develop a new custom preparation for bacteria which is resistant to the standard phage preparations;

Treatment Package – a package of comprehensive phage therapy services, including massage therapy, focused on holistic healing will be offered to achieve the best health possible. The treatment duration is about 10-14 days.

Price List:

Local Treatment (most effective):

The initial sample tested at the Eliava laboratory is €85;

7-14 days (10 workdays) – €3900, for difficult cases – over 14 Days – €3900 + €300 per day. The Price includes all medical exams, labs, applications and phages. All additional charges will be explained and agreed upon before they are incurred;

The extra cost for custom prepared “autophage” made on an individual basis (if needed) – €1400;

Surgery is assessed on a case by case basis and approximate pricing is provided after a review of records and bacteriological analysis and phage sensitivity testing.

Distance Treatment

The first step in preparing for distance treatment with bacteriophage is sending off a sample from the infected site for initial bacterial analysis and phage sensitivity testing. Provide a summary of medical history, preferably written by your physician, and other relative medical documents. We will review your case with our team of physicians and specialists, and suggest a treatment plan based on sensitivity testing and medical history. The appropriate bacteriophages will be identified and delivered to the mailing address provided by you. Treatment with our phage medication is performed under the online supervision of our specialists.

The initial sample tested at the Eliava laboratory is €85;

€1900 includes online consultation with doctor and delivery of 20 standard bacteriophages;

The extra cost for custom prepared “autophage” made on an individual basis (if needed) – €1400.

For more information, please check the price list on our webpage:

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