CD Biosynsis has hands-on experience and knowledge of phage engineering to help customers develop well-characterized synthetic biology chassis to broaden the applications of phages. Our scientists are exploring ways to engineer phages as a versatile chassis for developing novel tools for fundamental research, drug development, diagnosis and beyond.
Bacteriophages or phages, as the most abundant organisms on earth, constitute a vast reservoir of unexplored genes and proteins. The biological nature of phages makes them relatively easy to isolate and propagate. As an essential player in biology, phages have also contributed greatly to the development of synthetic biology. The phage genomes are important biological parts for constructing synthetic genetic circuits. Rapid advances in biotechnology, such as molecular biology and sequencing, have enabled efficient and precise phage engineering, especially of poorly characterized phages. The genomics diversity of phages suggests that there are many useful functions yet to be discovered. With the discovery of new families of phages, synthetic biologists are expected to discover more exciting possibilities for phages.
CD Biosynsis has many years of experience in the isolation, propagation, characterization, and engineering of phages. Our synthetic biologists are dedicated to the development of genetic elements and the rational design and construction of synthetic phages using a range of enabling technologies to enhance or modify the natural properties of phages. We combine phage-based technologies with synthetic biology tools to achieve enhanced phage infection efficacy and host range modification.
Based on our efficient phage engineering strategies and advanced synthetic biology toolbox, CD Biosynsis can help our customers develop phage chassis in a fast turnaround time, paving the way for the development of diverse applications for phages. Our scientists will work closely with our customers to fully exploit the biotechnological and therapeutical potential of different types of phages.
|Phage Group||Nucleic Acid Type||Examples|
|Myoviridae||Linear dsDNA||Enterobacteria phage T4|
|Siphoviridae||Linear dsDNA||Enterobacteria phage λ|
|Podoviridae||Linear dsDNA||Enterobacterial phage T7|
|Tectivitidae||Linear dsDNA||Enterobacteria phage PRD1|
|Rudiviridae||Linear dsDNA||Sulfolobus islandicus rod-shaped virus 2 (SIRV2)|
|Lipothrixviridae||Linear dsDNA||Thermoproteus tenax virus 1 (TTV1)|
|Guttaviridae||Circular dsDNA||Sulfolobus newzealandicus droplet-shaped virus (SNDV)|
|Corticoviridae||Circular dsDNA||Pseudoalteromonas phage PM2|
|Fuselloviridae||Circular dsDNA||Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 1 (SSV1)|
|Plasmaviridae||Enveloped circular dsDNA||Acholeplasma phage L2|
|Inoviridae||Circular ssDNA||Enterobacteria phage M13|
|Microviridae||Circular ssDNA||Enterobacteria ΦX174|
|Cystoviridae||Enveloped segmented dsRNA||Pseudomonas phage φ6|
|Leviviridae||Linear ssRNA||Enterobacteria phage MS2|
CD Biosynsis has been continuously expanding our synthetic biology toolbox and keeping our knowledge and skills current. We provide full support for our customers' innovations in synthetic biology. If you require any further details, please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can support your new idea or project.