In press


  Ilya Pharmas CEO interviewed by the Naked Scientist for BBC Radio

Interview by Chris Smith, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - Cutting-edge radio show that peers over the horizon at the science of tomorrow. Link : 15:25 - Wound-healing bacteria The interview took place at the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge event in Paris 15th of March where Ilya Pharma was selected Top 80 of companies in deep tech globally and also the winner of the wellbeing track, sponsored by Loreal.


  Our research applauded in Cell Host and Microbe

”Time heals all wounds...... but wounds heal faster with Lactobacillus” is the title of a commentary to our preclinical results (Vågesjö et al. 2018 PNAS) published by the very prestigious journal Cell-Host and Microbe. The authors summarizes our demonstration of a feasible and translatable therapeutic approach acceleration of wound healing with topical application of CXCL12-producing Lactobacilli and applauds the approach and the first steps in the drug development program. Chronic non-healing wounds represent a significant clinical problem and cost the healthcare system $19 billion annually. Our developed drug candidate being an advanced therapeutic medicinal product, is in the article referred to as a ”promising technology for the unsolved problem of delayed cutaneous wound healing”.