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Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization

Company nameVaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)
Company typeNot for profit
IndustryScience and biotechnology (vaccines)
HeadquartersSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Key peopleAndrew Potter - CEO
Employees140 (2006)

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The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization is a non-profit organization owned by the University of Saskatchewan and operates with financial support from the governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta as well as Government of Canada and industry competitive grants. In addition to the 100000 sqft (9290.3 m2) facility on campus, VIDO also operates a 160 acre (0.6 km2) research station.

VIDO is a member of three National Networks of Centres of Excellence: the Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network, the Canadian Network for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics (CANVAC), and PrioNet. It has created three spin-off companies (Biostar, Biowest, and Star Biotech) and has worked with start-up companies including PharmaDerm Laboratories, Taiga Bioactivities, Vetrepharm Canada Inc. and Inimex Veterinary Research.

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