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NBJ Summit 2023
Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes,CA
JULY 25-27, 2023

Innovation Spotlight: Phage Therapy

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2023:4:15 PM - 4:35 PM
  • Room: Palos Verdes 1-5


Stepping outside the normal course of healthcare is what the supplements industry is all about. The hot new area in the microbiome and probiotic space is phage technology. Pioneering brands have already started developing products to target unwanted intestinal bacteria and maximize probiotic benefits. UC-San Diego global health expert Steffanie Strathdee implemented phage therapy to save her husband’s life from a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, which she recounted in “The Perfect Predator: A Scientists’ Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug.” This first-hand account of scientific innovation and possible future applications will strike a chord for everyone inspired by forgotten therapy and unconventional innovation.

Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor
UCSD Department of Medicine