Butantan Institute

Av. Vital Brasil 1500, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05503, Brazil Phone: 011 3726-7222


The Institute was founded by the Brazilian  physician  and biomedical scientist  Vital Brazil  in 1901, according to  Pasteur Institute paradigm, i.e., by combining in the same institution  medical research , the transfer of the results to society as health products and self-financing through this later activity. Its foundation was a reaction to the outbreak of  bubonic plague  in the city of Santos .

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