The very nature of the Network makes perfect sense in times like these during global crisis. With close to 23,000 staff from 33 institutions (including 19 WHO collaborating Centres) spread across five continents, the Institut Pasteur International Network is dedicated to the surveillance, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through biological research, education and public health activities. As a member of the International Network, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole’s research is enriched by the data and material collected by the other Instituts Pasteur throughout Asia.
Leo Poon’s team has developed a sensitive protocol for the molecular detection of the 2019nCoV and has freely distributed reagents across the Pasteur Network and to other labs. We thank him for his generosity and hard work!