Wide range of application
Easy to file a patent application
Destroy the inherent/healthy microflora of the body, posing a risk of secondary bacterial infections;
Unable to achieve inhibitory concentration in the infected site;
Side effects: allergies, intestinal disorders, etc.;
Can lead to the emergence of drug-resistant bacterial strains;
Production of new antibiotics is a lengthy and costly process.
Bacteriophages can be used to directly target disease-causing bacteria, killing only the bacteria it is targeted on;
An appropriate phage can be discovered or elaborated/produced against any kind of pathogenic bacteria;
It might take just a few days or weeks to discover a new phage;
Inexpensive and environment-friendly production;
Bacteriophage treatment does not cause dysbiosis;
Bacteriophages are not toxic and have no side effects;
Having destroyed pathogenic agents/bacteria, they are eliminated from the body;
High selectivity – to guarantee effective treatment it is necessary to identify the pathogenic microbe;
Complicated patenting procedures in some countries.