EcoPhage develops a phage-based product against Fire Blight in Pears and Apples

EcoPhage develops a phage-based product against Fire Blight in Pears and Apples

Fire blight is a very destructive bacterial disease of apples and pears, it is caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, which can infect and cause severe damage to apples and pears and can kill blossoms, fruit, shoots, twigs, branches and entire trees.
EcoPhage develops a phage-based bactericide against this disease that is completely natural, a biological product that can be integrated as part of an IPM program, with zero residue and with better qualitive impacts to improve farmers’ economic (yield’ weight etc.).

Bacteriophage (phages) are viruses that infects and replicates within bacteria . Phages are specific and replicate within the bacterium following the injection of their genome into its cytoplasm.




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EcoPhage is a leader in the development and commercialization of sustainable phage-based biopesticides for bacterial plant diseases. Its solutions rely on rationally designed bacteriophage cocktails that target and eradicate harmful bacteria in crops. The company’s proprietary technological platform screens its enriched phage collection, characterizes, and selects the promising phage candidates to be used as a basis for highly effective and sustainable phage cocktails for antimicrobial crop protection. EcoPhage only uses non-GMO, naturally occurring phages. These undergo extensive screening, characterization, and selection processes to generate the most efficient “super-phage” cocktails.



Guy Elitzur, CEO EcoPhage


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