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Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute

The history of the Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute (IP St Petersburg) dates back to 1908, when the first serodiagnostic and bacteriological laboratory was set up on the Bolshoi Prospekt of Petrogradskaya; officially becoming the Institut Pasteur in St. Petersburg on May 5, 1923, in commemoration of the 100th birth anniversary of Louis Pasteur.

The IP St Petersburg conducts a wide range of infection studies, with a permanent relationship with practical work and an integrated approach in the methodology: the ability to solve all scientific problems by one’s own means; from the detection of the etiological agent to the creation of vaccines and sera.

In the 1920’s, the IP St Petersburg began to produce vaccines against rabies, smallpox, typhoid fever, cholera and diphtheria as well as sera for treatment of dangerous infections. In addition, the IP St Petersburg participated actively in the development and implementation of international and national programs for poliomyelitis and measles eradication.

The Institute establishes and operates national and regional reference centers for monitoring enteric fever, Yersinia infections, viral hepatitis, HIV and AIDS and rickettsia diseases. The IP St Petersburg also updates and further develops its methods of collaboration with public health institutions.

Currently, the IP St Petersburg is conducting fundamental and applied research in the field of epidemiology, microbiology and biotechnology in order to ensure the sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population of the country.

For more information, visit the Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute official website .