Large Scale Science

VIDO is one of North America’s largest containment level 2 and 3 vaccine and infectious disease research institutes. Our state-of-the-art 285,000 square foot facilities are approved for the study of Risk Group 2 and 3 infectious diseases. In addition to being one of Canada’s only research facilities with containment level 3 large animal capacity, we have a 160 acre research farm for large animal studies up to containment level 2.

Our facilities include:

Containment Level 2:

  • 19 laboratories
  • 20 animal isolation rooms that can house all animal species
  • A surgical suite
  • 160 acre research farm

Containment Level 3 (International Vaccine Centre):

  • 7 laboratories including select agent and aerobiology labs
  • Clinical pathology lab including tissue processing, and automated histology and hematology suites
  • 18 animal isolation rooms that can house all animal species
  • Necropsy and surgical suites
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