VetPhage – Animal bacteriophage innovation


Since September 2022, DNAlytics is involved in VETPHAGE project.

The project is led by Vésale Biosciences ; it was conceived on the basis of the important economic and sanitary impacts related to bovine mastitis in dairy production as well as on the basis of the restrictions on the use of antibiotics as a means of treatment of this pathology. Its objective is the development of phage-based products for the treatment of bovine mastitis, targeting for the moment two of its major pathogens, S. aureus and E. coli.

Next to the two industrial partners, the consortium also includes researchers from ULiège and CRA-W research center : the team shall have to build up a phage bank against the two targeted bacteria, develop a “phagogram” capable of selecting and proposing phages that are active on these milk bacteria and finally develop a specific formulation based on these phages for the treatment of mastitis in cows during the lactation period.

The project is led under the Research and Innovation programs from Biowin and Wagralim cluster, and benefits from partial non-dilutive funding from the Walloon Region.