About Us

Sciphage

We are a spin off of University of Andes, Colombia. We have a Business to Business model. At an early stage, our business model will generate revenue through the direct sales of our products to companies in the poultry industry, so that they incorporate our product to animal nutrition for the water they drink. Our communication channels will be mainly visiting companies and test presentations of our product, the poultry sector is characterized by voice to voice, if a company gets a product with potential and efficient costs, the message will be transmitted between the guild. Our main allies will be maquila industries with fermenters and government corporations for the dissemination of information.

Value Proposition

An integrated service that provides a farm diagnostic with an algorithm and a SalmoFree® phage product to control Salmonella and enhance the health of broilers throughout the modulation of beneficial bacteria in microbiota. It is a natural alternative to antibiotics in therapy, prophylaxis and reduction of pathogens in food products of animal origin, with a systematic phage selection. Non-toxic, feasible and inexpensive technology for pre-harvest control of Salmonella in poultry. Microbiome analyses showed a differential effect that contributed to improve the chicken health and reduce pathogens burden at the end of the production cycle of broilers.

Mission

Through our phage technology, Sciphage will be the number one alternative to antibiotics in human and animal health for the control of bacterial infections, plant health, as well as in environments contaminated by bacteria. We will increase environmental sustainability by eliminating the indiscriminate use of antibiotics with a positive impact on the economy’s indifferent sectors. In addition to this, it may generate new academic-scientific and employment opportunities.

Martha Vives

Martha Vives, Microbiologist PhD. Full profesor at the Biological Sciences Department, Universidad de los Andes. Her research group is the pioneer in Colombia for the research in phage therapy. Dr. Vives consider phages a real opportunity to solve problems of global impact. She started projects with phages more than ten years ago; up today, she and her team have collaborated with some medical institutions; with the national shrimp farmers association – CENIACUA-; with an important local poultry farmer with the funding of Colciencias (the national equivalent for NSF), and AGROSAVIA, the national institute for agricultural research. Dr. Vives is truly convinced that multidisciplinary teams and effective collaboration are key aspects for success in innovation projects.

Viviana Clavijo

Chief Executive Officer – CEO. Chemical Engineer and Microbiologist with a PhD in Biological Sciences. Technical Manager of Sciphage S.A.S Knowledge and experience in the areas of Bacteriophage Biology, Biotechnology, Food Quality and Safety, Epidemiology of foodborne diseases and antimicrobial resistance. With an excellent human quality, capacity for learning and group work, easy adaptation and great responsibility. Ability to detect problems and propose solutions with possible alternatives to improve processes.

Angela Holguin

Bilingual professional, chief technology officer (CTO) of Sciphage S.A.S., enthusiastic, hard-working, entrepreneurial and with a solid background in basic and applied science research. Experience in these areas has generated strong interpersonal skills and adaptability, which allows good work individually or as part of a team. I work under pressure and experience in pedagogical activities with both college and university students.

Catalina Prada

Microbiologist and Chemical Engineer and Microbiologist with a Master in Biological Sciences – Microbiology area. Bilingual professional, with knowledge in the area of Bacteriophages, professional experience working in an academic environment, with human quality, good team worker by building trusting partnerships and with an ability to organize and establish procedures. Comfortable working with the public.

Jaime Gutiérrez

Representing CORE SAS

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