VIDO-InterVac

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization -
International Vaccine Centre

Large Scale Science

VIDO-InterVac is one of North America’s largest containment level 2 and 3 vaccine and infectious disease research institutes. Our state-of-the-art 250,000 square foot facility was designed and is approved for the study of Risk Group 2 and 3 infectious diseases. In addition to being Canada’s only research facility with containment level 3 large animal capacity, we have a 160 acre research farm for large animal studies up to containment level 2.

VIDO-InterVac’s laboratory space and animal accommodations are adaptable can accommodate varied research requirement. Our facility includes:

Containment Level 2:

  • 19 laboratories (37,250 net assignable square feet)
  • 20 animal isolation rooms (7,500 net assignable square feet) that can house all animal species
  • A surgical suite
  • 160 acre research farm

Containment Level 3:

  • 7 laboratories (10,500 net assignable square feet) including select agent and aerobiology labs
  • 18 animal isolation rooms (19,750 net assignable square feet) that can house all animal species
  • Necropsy and surgical suites
  • Clinical pathology lab including tissue processing, and automated histology and hematology suites

For more information contact Cam Ewart, Associate Director of Operations & Maintenance at facilities@vido.org