LISTEX: Nature’s solution for Listeria
Micreos develops phage-based products against specific bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella and MRSA and is viewed as leader in this field. We focus on real solutions for human- and animal health, in food safety, and other areas where bacteria cause serious problems.
Bacteria are part of life, but also a major cause of disease and death. Roughly half of all bacteria on earth are killed every second day by phages, on our food, skin, gut, environment, water, etc. In other words: phages are essential for life. Listeria monocytogenes is spread easily by direct food contact with a contaminated surface, and can survive and grow in a refrigerated, packaged Ready to Eat product. Listeria monocytogenes grows under low-oxygen conditions and at low refrigeration temperatures and survives for long periods of time in the environment, on foods, in processing plants and in household refrigerators.