Making a difference: USask research centres help to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers at the Fedoruk Centre, USask. (Photo: David Stobbe) Researchers at the Fedoruk Centre, USask. (Photo: David Stobbe)

Making a difference: USask research centres help to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Several University of Saskatchewan research centres are supporting the international effort to fight COVID-19 with some of the most advanced research tools Canada has to offer.

The USask Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), one of the world’s largest and most advanced Level 3 high-containment facilities, is on the front lines of developing a vaccine to combat the pandemic.

The centre’s vaccine candidate has proven highly effective in ferrets, one of the animal models VIDO-InterVac developed for COVID-19 testing. The centre hopes to move its vaccine candidate to human trials in the fall....

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