In founding a research institute, Dr. Frappier wanted to achieve four goals: the production of biological products, research, teaching, and community service.
Throughout his career at the Institute, Dr. Frappier created laboratories that were often the first of their kind in Quebec and among the first of their kind in Canada. He also organized the production of current vaccines, particularly new ones against tuberculosis, polio, influenza, measles, whooping cough, and several other diseases.
In short, Dr. Frappier was a pioneer in the field of microbiological research and preventive medicine in Canada.
In 1939, while on a business trip to Paris, Dr. Frappier was struck by the concrete and animated presentations of microbiology at the Musée de l’Homme. From that moment, he dreamt of a museum in Montreal whose goal would be to sensitize and educate the public about preventive medicine.
Today his work continues through 3 institutions.