The federal government is developing Canada’s first long-term research and pandemic preparedness strategy that will include a new Centre for Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies Research. Ottawa has provided nearly $1 million to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to lead its development.
When faced with an anthrax scare in New Brunswick, scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg rushed out with their equipment on hand. The success of this mission inspired NML to create the world’s first mobile lab. Now the concept is spreading worldwide.