VIDO-InterVac

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization -
International Vaccine Centre

COVID-19 Research Timeline

Jul 8, 2020




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China reportes a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province
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December 31, 2019
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The World Health Organization issues Disease Outbreak News – Pneumonia of unknown cause
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January 5, 2020
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VIDO-InterVac initiates vaccine development against the novel coronavirus

January 10, 2020
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VIDO-InterVac receives permission from the Public Health Agency of Canada to work with SARS-CoV-2
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January 22, 2020
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Clinical samples received from Sunnybrook through the National Microbiology Laboratory

February 5, 2020
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SARS-CoV-2 successfully isolated in our containment level 3 facility

February 14, 2020
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Initiated development of a ferret model of COVID-19

February 24, 2020
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Dr. Falzarano and team awarded ~$1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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March 6, 2020
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Immunized ferrets with two COVID-19 vaccine candidates

March 9, 2020
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Prime Minister of Canada announces $23.3 million to support vaccine manufacturing and CL3 operations
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March 23, 2020
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Government of Saskatchewan awards $3.6 million in new funding for COVID-19 vaccine research
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March 25, 2020
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Initiated development of a golden hamster model of COVID-19

April 3, 2020
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Government of Canada awards an additional $23 million to accelerate vaccine development
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April 23, 2020
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Immunized hamsters with our COVID-19 vaccine candidate

May 14, 2020
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Pre-clinical results in ferret model demonstrates COVID-19 vaccine candidate is highly effective
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May 25, 2020
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Canadian universities partner to fight COVID-19 at USask’s VIDO-InterVac
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July 22, 2020
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Keep posted for updates!