Journal article

The varying effects of a range of preservatives on Myoviridae and Siphoviridae bacteriophages formulated in a semi-solid cream preparation.

TL Brown, H Ku, G Mnatzaganian, M Angove, S Petrovski, M Kabwe, J Tucci

Lett Appl Microbiol | Published : 2020


Bacteriophages may be formulated into semi-solid bases for therapeutic delivery. This work investigated the effects of a range of preservatives on the viability of Myoviridae and Siphoviridae bacteriophages when these were formulated into a standard semi-solid cream base. The six preservatives tested included: benzoic acid (0·1%), chlorocresol (0·1%), combination hydroxybenzoates (propyl 4-hydroxybenzoates with methyl 4-hydroxybenzoates) (0·1%), methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (0·08%), 2-phenoxyethanol (1%) and propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (0·02%). These were each formulated into cetomacrogol cream aqueous to generate six individual semi-solid bases into which Myoviridae and Siphoviridae bacteriophages..

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