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Pasteur Institute of Lille

Pasteur Institute of Lille

The Pasteur Institute of Lille (French: Institut Pasteur de Lille, Pasteur-Lille) is a research centre and member of the Pasteur Institute network. It includes 14 research units and 1,150 employees including 626 researchers located in Lille, France. There are also 300 employees located outside the Pasteur site. Its revenues are above €70 million. Several neuroscience start-up companies have emerged from the Pasteur Institute of Lille.

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Since Louis Pasteur became the dean of the faculty of sciences in Lille in 1854, the research activities of the institute have been associated with medical faculties of the University of Lille Nord de France (Lille 2 University of Health and Law campus). It is in its premises that the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against tuberculosis was invented by Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin.

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