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$10 Million Invested in Precise Vaccine Development

March 15, 2023 • 10:17 am CDT
Canada's HI3 Hub March 2023
(Precision Vaccinations)

The Government of Canada today confirmed its' main priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of Canadians. Throughout the recent pandemic, decisive actions taken empowered Canada to scale up domestic biomanufacturing capacity, which had been in decline for over 40 years.

On March 14, 2023, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and to the Minister of Sport, highlighted in a press release an investment of $2 million to create the Canadian Hub for Health Intelligence & Innovation in Infectious Diseases (HI3).

This support is part of a $10 million investment announced on March 2, 2023, for creating five research hubs as part of Stage 1 of the integrated Canada Biomedical Research Fund and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund competition.

The University of Toronto (UofT) leads the Canadian Hub for Health Intelligence & Innovation in Infectious Diseases.

The HI3 hub is led by co-directors Jen Gommerman and Scott Gray-Owen, professors of immunology and molecular genetics, respectively, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at U of T. 

It will focus on advancing the concept of "personalized and precise medicine" to influence the development of vaccines, therapeutics, and other public health interventions.