Hellenic Pasteur Institute

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Technical specificities

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Animal House and Vectopole

Animal House and Vectopole

Department of Animal Models for Biomedical Research (established in 1983) Main goal of the HPI Department of Animal Models is to provide quality care for the laboratory animals used for basic or translational research at National and International levels, to assist the scientists in their mission of excellent research, to act as resource center on all issues relating to the modeling of human diseases by the use of laboratory animals, and to facilitate the scientists to meet their goal of huma

Laboratories : specialty / BSL2, BSL3

Laboratories : specialty / BSL2, BSL3

P3 In 2006 a major re-organization of the WHO-recognized national reference laboratories and of Diagnostic Services was materialized. With the aim of increasing the quality and efficiency of the services offered this re-organization involved relocation to new premises on the third floor of Building 8 and task re-allocation of personnel. The new premises of 350 m2 include cell culture facilities, a cold room, a microscopy room, serology laboratories, two Biosafety Level 2 laboratories and one Bi

Heavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment

In 2010 two additional floors were added to Building K6 which today host the activities of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Immunology. The new premises of 300 m2 include a dedicated space (clean room) for the development of immunoadsorption columns according to the GMP standards necessary for clinical trials with experimental MG therapies and a crystallization room for structural studies. ? In 2013 a renovation of the ground floor of Building K6 was materialized in order to ho

Platforms

Platforms

The microsurgery and transplantation facility (HPI-MTU) (established in 2009) The more recently established microsurgery and transplantation platform is being increasingly used by HPI researchers for in vivo and ex vivo gene therapy and cell transplantation experiments. The platform consists of digital stereotaxic apparatuses with nanoliter injectors, a spinal cord compression device, an electro-coagulation apparatus and a stereo-surgioscope and is currently being used for gene therapy (with t

Imaging Unit

Imaging Unit

HPI Imaging Unit is an open-access platform, that all Greek Universities and research institutes can use. It is actively involved in in-house training of HPI researchers and scientists coming from other Greek institutions, while it has recently emerged through the Institut Pasteur International Network as a node for advanced imaging training and scientific collaborations with researchers from Balkan and Mediterranean countries. The current infrastructure of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI) I

Public Health

Institutes\' actions and tools to support Public Health

Surveillance

Epidemiological Surveillance

• The Reference Laboratories (RLs) for influenza virus, measles and rubella viruses, enteroviruses, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Leishmania. • the Diagnostic Services Laboratories, • the Vaccine Production Unit, • the Quality Control for Vaccine production Laboratory The PHD of HPI, since its foundation in 1920, has significantly contributed to the progress of public health in Greece. Development and implementation of new technology and knowledge, in the context of scientific collaboratio

National and international technical expertise

WHO Collaborating Centers

1. National Influenza Reference Laboratory, Southern Greece. Detection/ isolation and typing of influenza viruses from clinical samples collected in Southern Greece during the winter influenza surveillance period. Standard methods for influenza virus isolation and typing as well as PCR based methods are employed. Clinical samples are received from hospitals, health centres and a sentinel network organised by the KEEL in southern Greece. Laboratory results from the influenza microbiological surve

National Reference Laboratories recognized by WHO

5. National Reference Laboratory for Leishmaniasis: The aim of the National Laboratory for Leishmaniasis is to monitor the frequency, origin, and type of leishmaniases in Greece. Leishmaniasis is diagnosed by using standard methods such as detection of parasites in smears, culture, histologic sections, or by detecting serum specific antibodies (IFAT, ELISA) or by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of lesion biopsy specimens, bone marrow, or peripheral blood. The samples are received from hospitals

Regional Reference Laboratory

4. National Reference Centre for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NRCNG): The NRCNG operates in the Laboratory of Bacteriology of the H.P.I. since 1987, upon authorisation of the Greek Ministry of Health (?1/5755/15-6-1987) to which is reporting in an annual basis. Principal goal of the NRCNG is the performance of continuous surveillance of the epidemiological and antibiotic resistance trends of gonococcal infection in Greece. To that end: (a) A quite effective surveillance system for monitoring epidemiol

International vaccination centers

Production of serums and vaccines

The Vaccine Unit of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, unique for our country, has been operating in the fields of production and packaging of vaccines and biological products since 1923. The Unit has been functioning under strict regulations and in compliance with European directives and the National Organization for Medicines and its operation is supported by the Quality Control Laboratory and by the Animal House Unit of Hellenic Pasteur Institute. The Laboratory of Quality Control of the HPI was

Health Care Services to local populations

Medical Biology Centers and Laboratories

The Diagnostic Laboratory offers a broad range of laboratory tests for the diagnosis of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. Methods used include serological tests such as agglutination reaction, immunoenzyme techniques, immunofluorescence, western blot, and a growing number of assays to detect and quantify viral DNA or RNA in clinical specimens by the use of molecular techniques. Diagnostic tests are offered to outpatient and hospitalized patients. Specimens are also received from other l

Diagnostic tests

A lot of the diagnostic tests are in house developped techniques, mainly the molecular biology ones
Director: Efstathios S. GONOS
Year of establishment: 1920
Type: Private foundation
Global staff: 0
Address: 127 Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, GREECE
Phone: 00 30 21 0647 8800
Email: secr.director@pasteur.gr
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