A bacteriophage is a virus that infects bacteria. They are not typically used to treat bacterial infections, but in desperate cases, they have been used to treat particularly antibiotic-resistant infections.

Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding has dropped out of a high-profile project to develop an antibiotic for treating “superbug” infections, the company said on Sunday.   Roche had agreed in 2013 to pay privately held partner Polyphor up to 500 million Swiss francs ($485.3 million) for rights to the product, marking a rare foray by a […]