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According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2050, each year ten million people will die from pathogenic bacteria that acquired antibiotic resistance if nothing is done.
This is why it is absolutely necessary to find an alternative that can counterbalance this growing antibioresistance. A solution, which is already used in Eastern European countries such as Georgia, is phagotherapy.
This medicine is based on bacteriophages (also nicknamed phages) which are little viruses (from 50 to 200 nm) that can specifically infect a bacterial strain and amplify in it, sometimes leading to the cell death (lytic phages).
This year, the goal of our team is to develop a fully automated system capable of :
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