Mechnikov RIVS – RU

Core Partner, BSL3, Non EU


Mechnikov Scientific Research Institute for Vaccines and Sera (Mechnikov RIVS) is one of the oldest Russian research institutions that has been active over 95 years. The Institute carries out international cooperation with a number of countries in the development of diagnostic and prophylactic preparations in accordance with international projects in the field of medical science and public health service.

The scope of activities of the Department microbiology, virology, immunology, allergology is: Study of molecular-genetic bases of pathogenesis of viral and bacterial infections; Study of molecular and cell based of antiviral immunity and viruses persistence; Development of vaccines and diagnostic test-kits; Development of antibacterial and antiviral preparations; Epidemiological and immunological research of population.
The Institute carries out fundamental and applied research in medical microbiology, virology and immunology, aimed at the development of preparations for vaccine prophylaxis, immunotherapy and diagnosis of bacterial, viral infections and allergic diseases, as well as for the correction of the human-immune status.
The Institute developed more than 20 different vaccines against viral and bacterial diseases. Among them:
Measles, Mumps, Polio, Rabies, Influenza, Rubella, Pertussis, Tetanus, Diphtheria.

The Institute developed more then 40 different diagnostic test-kits, 8 antiviral, antibacterial preparates. Institute have a permeation for preclinical and clinical trials.

The main groups of Viral diseases are being studied socio-significant infection; Children's sexually transmitted by airborne droplets; Zoonotic infections, including special-threatening; Hospital-acquired infections; Influenza and other respiratory infections and Viral hepatitis and HIV.