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14 Apr 2020

News From The Institut Pasteur International Network

Today, we would like to join Stewart Cole in celebrating the work done by the Institut Pasteur International Network.
 
International cooperation is vital if we are to overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the very nature of the Network makes perfect sense in times like these
 
In his internal message, Stewart Cole praised the work of the all the teams around the world, and we warmly thank him for starting with HKU-Pasteur!
 
Indeed, the first diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 come from the work of Malik Peiris, co-director at HKU-Pasteur, and Leo Poon, and it has been widely shared with the network.
 
 
Let’t have a look at other institutes on the globe: 
  • The screening team at Institut Pasteur Korea has identified 2 FDA approved drugs that inhibit the virus. They are now progressing towards clinical trials.
  • In Africa, we can mention the teams from Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal, that have trained staff from 15 other African countries in the diagnostics of COVID-19. They were also the first on the continent to develop rapid detection kits. 
  • In Europe, colleagues from Bulgaria and from Institut Pasteur in Rome have done some promising epigenetic and immunologic work. 
 
 
“The Institut Pasteur International Network represents a wonderful example of cooperation in which the expertise, technologies and logistical capabilities of each member are made available for the benefit of all.“
Stewart Cole