- Agencies search for ASF vaccine
VIDO-InterVac is helping lead the way developing a vaccine for African swine fever. In May, more than 30 different vaccine candidates for the disease are scheduled for efficacy testing.
- Vaccine development speeding up
VIDO-InterVac in Saskatoon embraces new technology . Reverse vaccinology is a promising method for creating vaccines that in the near future will protect livestock from prevalent and chronic diseases.
- Using a new approach to create the first bovine tuberculosis vaccine
Bovine tuberculosis is a costly cattle disease that primarily affects low and middle-income countries. More than 50 million cattle are infected every year, costing an estimated US$3 billion annually.
- Six world-first vaccines among USask’s VIDO-InterVac contributions to global health
VIDO-InterVac has established itself as a leading global institute in protecting human and animal health since 1975, with six world-firsts among the eight vaccines it has commercialized.
- Volker Gerdts Named as New VIDO-InterVac Director and CEO
Following an international search, Dr. Volker Gerdts has been selected to lead the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre.
- Local outbreak of whooping cough has Sask. health officials calling on parents to make sure kids vaccinations are up to date
A cluster of whooping cough cases among children in communities surrounding Saskatoon since October has led provincial health officials to issue warnings.
- How a new vaccine could save cattle herds – and livelihoods
For 10,000 years, the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides has infected goats, cows and other livestock, annihilating entire herds in days.
- Young Innovators: Innovative research finds influenza detection system in body
University of Saskatchewan researchers have found a unique “sensor” mechanism inside cells that enables the immune system to recognize influenza, a finding that may lead to improved vaccines in the future.
- Young Innovators: U of S research team aims to develop salmonella vaccine
Researchers have been working on a novel salmonella vaccine that holds promise for preventing this food-borne infection. The vaccine, being developed at the university’s VIDO-InterVac, has shown positive preliminary results in animal models.
- Early research promising for new sheep respiratory vaccine
Research into the development of a new vaccine to help fight respiratory problems in lambs is showing encouraging early results.