Grenoble team takes home two wins in iGEM competition

Categorie(s) : Industry, News, Research

Published : 4 December 2018

In late October, a multidisciplinary team from Grenoble that included several Phelma students, brought two wins home from the iGEM International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston.

Their phagotherapy project, entitled “Phagyzer,” won a bronze medal, and was also selected in the Best Hardware category. In just a few months, the team developed a liquid handler capable of extracting and purifying a DNA sample. However, they did not have enough time to identify pathogenic bacteria and the phages likely to eliminate them.

Now, the question is whether or not the winning team will continue to develop the Phagyzer…perhaps in the form of a startup? They are expected to announce their plans soon. Stay tuned!



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