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The Honourable Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface—Saint Vital, visited the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre yesterday morning to meet with two new students from Cytophage Technologies Inc.

Students Brooke Sidney and Tiffany Penner (shown left to right in above photo) spoke to Mr. Vandal about their roles at Cytophage, which entail characterizing bacterial resistance to bacteriophages.

(L-R) Mr. Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital; Dr. Bradley Cook , Research Scientist, Cytophage Technologies Inc.; Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St. Boniface Hospital

Cytophage Technologies Inc. is a Winnipeg based company that has developed a unique technology to synthesize bacteriophage, which can bind to and kill multiple bacterial strains. Utilizing this technology, Cytophage is striving to develop a solution to the rise in antimicrobial resistance around the world.  Cytophage was the recipient of the Canada Summer Jobs program grant, allowing the company to have two summer students from the University of Manitoba.