Canadian universities innovate to stop spread of COVID-19

November 6, 2020
Canadian universities are developing new technology and performing new research to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. A Biosafety Level 3 lab at the University of Calgary that had been closed for about a decade has been reopened to allow researchers to study the live SARS-CoV-2 virus. A team from the University of Alberta will be leading a consultation with Canadians via a national survey that will help immunization campaigns to be effective. A team from the University of Guelph is testing a technology - which previously was used to decontaminate fruit - for its applicability with personal protection equipment. The technology would be more environmentally friendly and could allow for the reuse of surgical gowns and N95 masks. CBC | CBC | CBC (National)