Introduction to Ecological Phages

What are phages?

Bacteriophages - also known as Phages (“bacterium eaters”) are natural occurring organisms that are present on land, in water and many other habitats.

Thousands of varieties of phage exist, and each has evolved to interact with a specific type of bacteria only. By attaching themselves to the membrane of the bacterium they change its DNA. The phage’s DNA then commandeers the bacteria, ensuring its destruction, but in that process, it replicates itself ensuring its own existence. This is just one of the reasons why phages are better than chemical disease control.

Phages in biocat+ OSAA

Biocat+ OSAA technology captures and cultivates phages from different ecological backgrounds. This unique combination of bacteriophages, archaeaphages and mycophages creates a diverse and overlapping cocktail of organisms capable of a multi directional approach to overcome problematic pathogens.

The naturally produced raw materials are converted into a substrate which then undergoes a fermentation style process. This material is then passed through a catalytic converter to convert the liquid into a form of Biocat+ OSAA. It then undergoes the concentration process which includes multiple membrane filtration systems to reduce the amount of water in the substrate and thus increase the concentration of Biocat+

The application of Biocat+ OSAA increases yield and quality in crops and offers health benefits to livestock. Biocat+ OSAA reduces the need of pesticides for disease control and disease resistance, avoids antimicrobials, and offers increased efficiency in bioenergy.

Overall, the phages in Biocat+ OSAA compliments the organic growing systems for root development enhancement and improved plant establishment, or as we like to phrase it "Modulating the Rhizosphere"


Since using Biocat+ OSAA on my greenhouse flower production we haven't experienced any plant diseases, leaves are much healthier and the end product, cut flowers, have a much extended shelf life.

Greenhouse Grower Norfolk UK

We used Biocat+ OSAA in half of a controlled trial of Genovese Basil. Biocat+ was applied at 2% and at 40 days the Biocat+ OSAA treated plants produced 40% better yield than the control plants.

Salad & Veg Producer Herefordshire, UK

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