Clinical trial of phage therapy for cystic fibrosis begins

Enrollment has begun in an early-stage clinical trial evaluating bacteriophage therapy in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) who carry Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) in their lungs. The trial is evaluating whether the bacteriophage, or ‘phage,’ therapy is safe and able to reduce the amount of bacteria in the lungs of volunteers.