USask VIDO joins RAV3N as first non-US member


The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has become the first non-US organization in the Research Alliance for Veterinary Science and Biodefense BSL-3 Network (RAV3N). The network focuses on bio-containment, bio-surveillance, diagnostics, and countermeasures against pathogens of veterinary importance. “Canada and the United States share the world’s longest undefended border, and our wildlife and livestock face similar threats,” said USask VIDO Director Dr Volker Gerdts. “By participating in RAV3N we strengthen our collective preparedness for emerging infectious diseases.”