VIDO-InterVac on track to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic research’

Dr. Andrea Kroeker (PhD) is one of the research technicians working on VIDO-InterVac’s COVID-19 vaccine development. (Photo: David Stobbe) Dr. Andrea Kroeker (PhD) is one of the research technicians working on VIDO-InterVac’s COVID-19 vaccine development. (Photo: David Stobbe)

VIDO-InterVac on track to become ‘Canada’s centre for pandemic research’

A major takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic is that emerging diseases require rapid responses and Canada needs to be better prepared to respond to the next one, says University of Saskatchewan research centre leader Dr. Volker Gerdts (DVM).

“Why do we have to wait until disease breaks out and then develop vaccines?” said Gerdts, director and CEO of USask’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac)....

https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2020/vido-intervac-on-track-to-become-canadas-centre-for-pandemic-research.php