Pasteur Institute of Iran

Also Known As: 

Iranian Pasteur Institute
Pasteur Institute
Institute Pasteur of Iran
Institute Pasteur
Institute de l'Iran

Weapon Program: 

  • Chemical
  • Biological


- Pasteur Institute of Iran, Pasteur Ave., 13164 Tehran, Iran
- No. 69, Pasteur Ave., Tehran, Iran 13164


+98-21-6953311-20, 98 21 695311-20, (+98-21) 6695 3311-20


+98-21-6465123, 98 21 6465132, (+98-21) 6646 5132


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Listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; listed by the Japanese government in 2007 as an entity of concern for biological and chemical weapon proliferation.

An Iranian institute that conducts research and provides educational programs in basic and applied medical sciences programs; research departments include Department of Bacteriology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Electron Microscopy, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Hepatitis and AIDS, Department of Immunology, Department of Molecular Biology, Department of Mycobacteriology, Department of Mycology, Department of National Cell Bank, Department of Parasitology, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Department of Rabies, and Department of Virology, as well as a Laboratory of Arboviruses and a Vaccination Center; governed by a Senate committee under the Iranian ministry of health; claims to be affiliated with the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and with three institutes in Iran, including the Institute for Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), the National Research Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NRCGEB), and the Razi Institute.

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), housed a secret research complex working on toxic fungus and microbial substances in 1985 and 1986; according to the NCRI, the center succeeded in producing toxic fungus, including aflatoxin; according to the NCRI, currently used for research purposes.

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

June 30, 2008