In wake of Winnipeg lab scandal, scientists say Canada benefits from new, high-security pathogen lab


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Canada will soon have a second laboratory capable of working with the most dangerous pathogens in the world — home to Canada's Centre for Pandemic Research. It will be the only non-government Level 4 facility in the country, part of the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), which currently has a Level 3 lab. "It's all about being ready for the next disease, right? I think the pandemic has shown us that Canada largely depended on other countries to do the critical research, but also develop vaccines," said Volker Gerdts, director and CEO of VIDO. "By upgrading...