Research & Technology at a Glance
Research & Technology

Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) strives to address global health issues by combining cutting-edge approaches and technology that enable understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of new treatment and prevention strategies.

Research Division

Discovery Biology Division studies diseases and pathogens, from which researchers establish disease models and assays for drug screening. Additionally, target identification and studies for the mechanism of action (MoA) are conducted for the candidates identified from screening.

Platform Division

Translational Research Division evaluates the drug efficacy of thousands of compounds through the cell- and image-based screening operated in the BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories and identifies novel candidates. The identified candidates are further developed to have more drug-like properties by SAR, toxicity and lead optimization studies and their in-vivo efficacy is evaluated in animal experiments.

Research Resource Center

The Research Resource Center (RRC) of Institut Pasteur Korea is a core research facility that promotes fundamental virus research by providing access to BL-3, ABL-3, and Biobank facilities necessary for high-risk infectious disease research to external researchers. The RRC enhances national capabilities for infectious disease research and fosters synergies through collaborative research efforts.

Commercialization & Industrial Partnership

The drug candidates are transferred for subsequent development including (pre-) clinical trials. Institut Pasteur Korea works closely in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, bio venture companies, academia and hospitals to enable its research technology and output to be utilized in helping the patients in need.

Technology & Infrastructure

IPK employs dynamic robotic platforms for high-throughput screening of chemical libraries and RNAi collections. Our fully-automated robotic platforms are located in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories suitable for most pathogens and biological research.