Federal Research Center of Virology and Microbiology

Federal Research Center for Virology and Microbiology is a scientific organization.

According to 28th of June 2017 Organization Charter, Federal Research Center for Virology and Microbiology has 3 branches.

 

1. Saratov Research Veterinary Institute – Branch of Federal Research Center For Virology And Microbiology (SarRVI)

2. Samara Research Veterinary Institute – Branch of Federal Research Center For Virology And Microbiology (SamRVI)

3. Nizhny Novgorod Research Veterinary Institute – Branch of Federal Research Center For Virology And Microbiology (NNRVI)

 

Denis Kolbasov, Director,

Doctor of Veterinary Science:

The main functions of Federal Research Center for Virology and Microbiology are basic and applied research in the field of natural sciences, development of means and methods of defence against  emerging, exotic and zoonotic infectious diseases of livestock.

FRCVM has a Testing Centre which provides testing of food product, raw food material (meat, fish, poultry, organ meat, vegetables, fruits, and etc.) using bacteriological and virological methods, molecular-genetic methods (PCR, RFLP and etc.), serological methods (ELISA tests, precipitation reaction, neutralization test, complement-fixation test, hemagglutination test, immunofluorescence method), and biological research.

Fundamental research of FRCVM is oriented toward receiving new scientific knowledge in different branches of virology, microbiology, and their use for veterinary needs.

FRCVM carries out monitoring the situation of the most dangerous diseases and risk assessment in the territory of Russia and foreign territories (countries, regions, and continents) for determination of possible introduction into Russia pathological agents of the most dangerous animal diseases.

Research is focused on epizootic monitoring; development of means and methods for early diagnostics of the most dangerous diseases of animals and genome differentiation of their pathological agents; biotechnology development and introduction of immunoprophylactic and medical preparations of new generation into practice.

Besides, by FRCVM research of virus systematics and nomenclature, antiviral immunity, virus and bacterial genetics, and chemical effect on viral and bacterial genomes, monoclonal antibodies, immune enzyme assay is realized. Collections of microorganisms and cell cultures are annually replenished.

Federal Research Center for Virology and Microbiology has a license for producing highly-effective biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and diagnostic kits.

FRCVM produces and sells vaccines against

  • Anthrax (live vaccine against Anthrax from the strain 55-VNIIVVIM);
  • Classical Swine Fever (freeze-dried, cell culture viral vaccine against Classical Swine Fever from the strain LK-VNIIVVIM);
  • Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (freeze-dried vaccine against Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia of cattle from the strain MA-VNIIVVIM).
  • Peste des Petits Ruminants (freeze-dried, cell culture viral vaccine against PPR from the strain 45 G37/35-k);
  • Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (inactivated tissue vaccine containing aluminum hydroxide against Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease from the strain Manihino-09);
  • Rift Valley Fever (freeze-dried cell culture viral vaccine against Rift Valley Fever from the strain 1947-VNIIVVIM);
  • Sheep-Pox (freeze-dried, cell culture viral vaccine against sheep pox and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) of cattle; strain: B-5/96 sheep pox virus strain).

Also FRCVM prepares and sells Diagnostic kits as a test — system for African swine virus antibody detection by immune enzyme assay, specific FITC-labelled antibodies for immunofluorescence diagnostics of African swine fever, a preparation kit for differential immunofluorescence diagnostics of African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever and Aujeszky’s disease, a diagnostic Fah-phage for Anthrax, a preparation kit for Bluetongue diagnostics by prolonged complement fixation test, a kit for complement fixation test for diagnosis of Listeriosis, a kit of listeriosis phages for Listeria spp. identification and phage titer increase assay application.

FRCVM has Postgraduate Education in important branches of Virology and Microbiology.

Contact us

  • FRCVM, 601125, Volginsky, Academician Bakoulov Street, bldg. 1, Petushki area, Vladimir region, Russia
    Tel/Fax: +74922379251 E-mail: info@vniivvim.ru