Harbin Veterinary Research Institute

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Harbin Veterinary Research Institute (HVRI) is a Chinese biological research institute located in Harbin, China. It is under the supervision of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

HVRI was created in 1948 and is the first veterinary medicine research institute in China.

In 2013 the HVRI has come to the public attention due to the controversies surrounding its research on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses.[1][2]

In 2018, the Institute put the country's second biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) lab, and the first for large animals, into operation.[3]


  1. ^ Yong, Ed (2 May 2013). "Scientists create hybrid flu that can go airborne". Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2013.12925.
  2. ^ Steve Connor (2013-05-02). "'Appalling irresponsibility': Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory - Science - News". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  3. ^ "China launches high-level biosafety lab". XinhuaNet. 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2020-04-18.

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