The Wistar Institute

The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical science with special expertise in cancer, immunology and infectious disease research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892, it is the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the U.S.
Wistar research has produced groundbreaking scientific advances that have benefited millions of people. Vaccines against rubella, rabies and rotavirus currently used across the globe, some of the first diagnostic and therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, and fundamental discoveries of mechanisms of cancer and aging were made at Wistar. Since 1972, the Institute has held National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center status. Wistar continues to advance basic research, translate fundamental discoveries into future therapies to benefit global health and train the next generation of scientific leaders.