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  • Bacteriophages on bacteria. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 16.04.2015

    Ferring and the Institut Pasteur collaborate in novel IBD drug development project

    Ferring Pharmaceuticals a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group and the Institut Pasteur, a non-profit international biomedical research center in Paris (France) today announced a collaboration aimed at identifying and developing bacteriophages to treat patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

  • DNA sequencing. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 24.03.2015

    The Institut Pasteur Announces an Alliance with IntegraGen to Strengthen its High-Throughput Sequencing Activities in Microbiology

    As a result of partnership agreement, IntegraGen will be the main operator of high-throughput sequencing activities for the French National Reference Center (NRC) and microbiological collections at the Institut Pasteur. High-throughput sequencing will be the reference tool for analysis, surveillance and diagnostic activities associated with the above in line with the public health mission of the Institute.

  • Photo taken using transmission electron microscopy with negative staining. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 17.03.2015

    Chambéry babies – Official recognition of the new bacterium identified by the Institut Pasteur, Rouxiella chamberiensis

    Following the death of three newborns at Chambéry hospital (France) in December 2013, scientists at the Institut Pasteur quickly drew connections to a previously unknown bacterium responsible for the contamination of parenteral nutrition bags. Today, these scientists are publishing an article to announce the official recognition and complete characterization of this bacterium, which belongs to an entirely new genus. In homage to Emile Roux, a close collaborator of Louis Pasteur and head of the Institut Pasteur from 1904 to 1933, the bacterium was named Rouxiella chamberiensis. All of the data obtained through the sequencing and characterization of this bacterium have been made available to the wider scientific and medical community.

  • Viral particles on the cell surface of Chikungunya virus-infected fibroblasts

    Press release | 02.03.2015

    Themis Bioscience’s Chikungunya Vaccine Study Results Published

    Phase 1 trial of the vaccine candidate which was developed under an R&D collaboration between Themis Bioscience GmbH and the Institut Pasteur (Paris) shows good immunogenicity, safety and tolerability.

  • Press release | 03.02.2015

    Moderna and Institut Pasteur Sign Strategic Research Collaboration

    Moderna Therapeutics, a pioneer in the development of messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics™ and the Institut Pasteur, today announced a long-term strategic research collaboration for the discovery and development of drugs and vaccines using Moderna’s mRNA Therapeutics™ platform. Valera, a Moderna venture company, will manage the research collaboration for Moderna.

  • Patronage: the Institut Pasteur and the Total Foundation renew their common commitment against infectious diseases © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 27.01.2015

    Patronage: the Institut Pasteur and the Total Foundation renew their common commitment against infectious diseases

    For 10 years, Total and its corporate foundation working alongside the Institut Pasteur and its International Network in the fight against infectious diseases. A new sponsorship agreement, of EUR 6 million for three years, was signed on 26 January 2015. It will provide funding, for public health and research projects in resource limited countries in order to better understand the therapeutic and vaccine responses in children.

  • Transmission tree of Ebola virus. Ebola: Study of the chains of transmission in Conakry © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 23.01.2015

    Ebola: Study of the chains of transmission in Conakry

    Researchers at the Institut Pasteur of Dakar and the Institut Pasteur in Paris have reconstructed chains of transmission of Ebola virus in the capital city of Guinea, from February to August 2014. The data show the positive impact of control measures on the evolution of the epidemic but highlight the challenges of Ebola control in large urban centres.

  • Laboratoire d'Excellence, project Milieu Intérieur © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 16.01.2015

    The biological basis of good health

    In a biological sense, what does it mean to be “in good health”? This far-reaching question is the focus of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” project Milieu Intérieur (“Environment Within”). The Milieu Intérieur cohort is the first French cohort of its kind, comprised of a thousand healthy donors. Studying this cohort will help define the parameters of a healthy immune system. The recent analysis of the initial results generated from the cohort represents an important milestone for the scientists in this consortium.

  • 3D structure of the antibody complexes for all four serotypes bound to the dengue virus envelope protein. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 14.01.2015

    Identification of an Achilles heel in the dengue virus gives new hope for vaccine development

    Scientists have identified a vulnerable site on the surface of the dengue virus which is targeted by the only broadly neutralizing antibodies identified to date. This discovery offers a new target for the development of a vaccine to combat all four types of dengue virus currently in circulation.

  • Press release | 12.12.2014

    Malaria: formal identification of the artemisinin resistance gene

    Together with teams from Columbia University (USA), CNRS in Toulouse and NIH/NIAID (USA), Institut Pasteur scientists based in Paris and Cambodia have recently provided the key demonstration that K13 is indeed the main determinant of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum parasites. This work is a landmark for the scientific community, as it provides a validated molecular marker for artemisinin resistance, which currently poses a major public health problem. This work is published in the journal Science.


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