Minimization and Prevention of Phage Infections in Bioprocesses

  • Marcin LosEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 834)


Phage infections in bacterial bioprocesses constitute one of the most devastating threats to the productivity of the biotechnology facilities. There are several factors, which can decide if an infection would occur, and if it would turn into an outbreak and heavy contamination of the production facility. This issue is discussed on the basis of literature survey and experience of Phage Consultants.

Key words

Phage Contamination Fermentation Bioreactor Contamination prevention Phage outbreak Decontamination 



This work was partially supported by the European Union within European Regional Development Fund, through grant Innovative Economy (POIG.01.01.02-00-008/08).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Phage Consultants, IncGdanskPoland

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