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Saskatchewan government commits $15M to pandemic research at VIDO

Scott Moe said the COVID-19 pandemic shows why Canada needs to be a leader in the research, development and production of vaccines.“The place that should happen is right here in Saskatchewan, at VIDO-InterVac in Saskatoon,” Moe said Tuesday in a statement.“VIDO has made world-first breakthroughs and achieved significant momentum in vaccine and disease research, most recently with COVID-19 vaccine development, and this new facility will strengthen their position as Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research.” City of Saskatoon signals support for new $65M VIDO vaccine lab However, Moe said provincial funding is contingent on the federal government committing funds to the project.Moe said he has written a letter to the federal government.

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