Phage UK's growing network already comprises over 45 clinicians from 15 different regions of the UK and a steering group of 18 clinicians actively working to make phage therapy an approved medicine in the UK.
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The CPL was established as a Phage Biobank within the UK for provision of clinical phages obtained through Citizen Science. Citizens collect samples from environmental samples, which are sent back to the laboratory for processing to isolate phages that infect World Health Organisation critical priority pathogens. Together with national sampling by the Environment Agency, citizen samples are screened for rapid, on-demand isolation and characterisation of phages against clinical targets for urgent, personalised treatment of patients with drug-resistant infections. The CPL provides an open-source, low-cost template for establishing a national phage library as a social enterprise that can be replicated in countries where resources are limited.