2020 Annual Report
The purpose of the Institut Pasteur Annual Report is to describe the significant advances, the scientific breakthroughs and the different highlights that have been achieved over the past year.
Discover the Institut Pasteur in 2020, a year impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. What does this pandemic teach us? The unity of life. The fragility of our species. The need for knowledge.
2020 was a year of an exceptional mobilization, intense scientific research and discoveries by the Institut Pasteur concerning SARS-CoV-2 virus, in particular on diagnosis and therapeutic developments.
In 2020, the objectives of the 2019-2023 strategic plan were developed, of course on emerging infectious diseases, more than ever at the heart of concerns, but also on antimicrobial resistance, diseases concerning brain connectivity and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and vaccinology.
In 2020, the Institut de l'Audition was inaugurated. This Institut Pasteur center is dedicated to finding solutions to cure hearing deficits and deafness.
In 2020, the "innovation accelerator" was launched. For this, four diagnostic and therapeutic projects have already been integrated and will benefit from human and financial resources for their maturation.
Finally, in 2020, a support structure in the creation of start-ups was established in partnership with the French Public Investment Bank; a new tool for innovation.