The B e TER L e TTER
February, 2019
Volume 15, Issue 1
Director's Letter

This year has already begun at a running pace. Our lecture and conference schedule is filling up, so if you would like someone from the BTER Foundation to speak on biotherapy at your conference or workshop this year, let us know straight away. Also, if you would like to join us on the lecture circuit, definitely contact us so that we can better meet the demand.

This month's urgent message comes from Phage Directory. Check it out below. If you have a Biotherapy need, urgent or not, drop us a line and we will help get the word out, through our website, newsletter, or social media feeds.

As always, thank you for welcoming us into your e-mail in-box. Several fantastic interns and volunteers have joined us this year, and we hope to share their stories in the coming months. But for now, they must get back to their research, and the rest of us must get back to work: advancing healthcare through education and research in biotherapy.
R Sherman (signature)
Urgent Need for Mycoplasma Genitalium Phages
Phage Directory is urgently seeking Mycoplasma genitalium phages for a patient. Any help or advice on how to obtain, work with, or isolate this phage is welcomed! Any help is greatly appreciated:

  • Offering advice on how to work with/isolate Mycoplasma phages
  • Testing your phages on the patient's strain
  • Sending your phages for testing on the patient's strain
  • Attempting to isolate new Mycoplasma phages on the patient's strain
  • Helping spread the word about this request
  • Providing names/email addresses of labs you think they should contact

Please email if you can help in any way.
Biotherapy Conferences
Check out our list of 2019 Biotherapy conferences. And, if we have missed any, feel free to contact us at !

We are finalizing our 2019 Lecture & Workshop schedule. Please email BTER Foundation for more information, or if you would like to to bring one of our presentations to your community.
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Publication Credits

THE B e TER L e TTER is published by: 
BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation
36 Urey Court, Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-246-1156 / Fax: 949-679-3001 

Ronald A. Sherman

Assistant Editors:
Brooke Medina

Contributing Writers:
Dr. Sagiv Ben-Yakir, Dr. Jose Contreras-Ruiz, Sheri Rosen,
Dr. Pascal Steenvoorde, Dr. Tarek Tantawi,
Your name could be here! 

Foundation Consultants:
Eve Iversen, Dr. Alana Jolley, Amy Mendez, Joanne Preston,
Dr. Aletha Tippett

Foundation Board:
Ronald A Sherman (Chair); Sagiv Ben-Yakir;
Chris Kleronomos; Samuel G Kohn (Treasurer); Sheri Rosen.

Past Board Members:
Donna Beales; Sharon Mendez; Pamela Mitchell; Randall Sullivan

Administrative Assistant:  
Brooke Medina