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The Pirbright Institute

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Alternative name(s):
  • The Animal Virus Research Institute (Formerly known as)
  • The Institute for Animal Health (Formerly known as)
Date: 1924-2012
History: The Pirbright Institute, formerly known until 2012 as the Institute for Animal Health, is a world leading centre of excellence in research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. Receiving strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Institute works to enhance capability to contain, control and eliminate these economically and medically important diseases through highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience.
  • Pirbright, Surrey
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central)
References: organisation's website; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C287404
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
From 2012: The Pirbright Institute Website
The National Archives, Kew
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