About Us

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research, is a world leader in infectious disease research and vaccine development for humans and animals.

As part of the University of Saskatchewan, VIDO’s expertise, infrastructure, and history put us at the forefront of innovation and make us a valuable resource and a source of pride for Canada. For over 45 years, we have been developing solutions to emerging threats and, using this experience, we have played a key role in Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To strengthen Canada’s preparedness for emerging infectious diseases, we are expanding our capabilities as Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research:

  • Opening the Vaccine Development Centre, a containment level 3 capable biomanufacturing facility that meets good manufacturing practice requirements—one of only a few in the world.
  • Adding containment level 4 capacity, which will allow us to work with any pathogen.
  • Building a new animal facility capable of housing a wider range of animals, which will expand our preclinical research and development capacity.
  • Attracting new talent to expand our expertise and providing training opportunities to develop the next generation of scientists.

These important enhancements will support scientists from Canada and around the world to develop vaccines and therapeutics for humans and animals.

Protecting the world from infectious diseases has never been more urgent. We are positioned to continue as a global leader through our world-class team, research, and infrastructure—building a healthier world together.