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The Israeli Phage Bank (IPB)

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Institute of Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
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Alpha Program, Future Scientists Center for the Advancement of the Gifted and Talented, Jerusalem 9190401, Israel
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Hadassah Medical Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
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Antibiotics 2020, 9(5), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9050269
Received: 26 April 2020 / Revised: 17 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 21 May 2020
A key element in phage therapy is the establishment of large phage collections, termed herein “banks”, where many well-characterized phages, ready to be used in the clinic, are stored. These phage banks serve for both research and clinical purposes. Phage banks are also a key element in clinical phage microbiology, the prior treatment matching of phages and antibiotics to specific bacterial targets. A worldwide network of phage banks can promote a phage-based solution for any isolated bacteria. Herein, we describe the Israeli Phage Bank (IPB) established in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, which currently has over 300 phages matching 16 bacteria, mainly pathogens. The phage bank is constantly isolating new phages and developing methods for phage isolation and characterization. The information on the phages and bacteria stored in the bank is available online. View Full-Text
Keywords: phage therapy; phage bank; phage database; bacteriophage; IBP phage therapy; phage bank; phage database; bacteriophage; IBP
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Yerushalmy, O.; Khalifa, L.; Gold, N.; Rakov, C.; Alkalay-Oren, S.; Adler, K.; Ben-Porat, S.; Kraitman, R.; Gronovich, N.; Shulamit Ginat, K.; Abdalrhman, M.; Coppenhagen-Glazer, S.; Nir-Paz, R.; Hazan, R. The Israeli Phage Bank (IPB). Antibiotics 2020, 9, 269. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9050269

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Yerushalmy O, Khalifa L, Gold N, Rakov C, Alkalay-Oren S, Adler K, Ben-Porat S, Kraitman R, Gronovich N, Shulamit Ginat K, Abdalrhman M, Coppenhagen-Glazer S, Nir-Paz R, Hazan R. The Israeli Phage Bank (IPB). Antibiotics. 2020; 9(5):269. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9050269

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Yerushalmy, Ortal, Leron Khalifa, Naama Gold, Chani Rakov, Sivan Alkalay-Oren, Karen Adler, Shira Ben-Porat, Reut Kraitman, Niv Gronovich, Kerem Shulamit Ginat, Mohanad Abdalrhman, Shunit Coppenhagen-Glazer, Ran Nir-Paz, and Ronen Hazan. 2020. "The Israeli Phage Bank (IPB)" Antibiotics 9, no. 5: 269. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9050269

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