With IDRI’s depth of knowledge and expertise across a number of scientific disciplines, we work on a variety of infectious diseases, often in partnership with others. These diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites.

With today’s ease of travel, infectious diseases are found in edit IMG_8947 copyvirtually all parts of the world. However, in low income countries, infectious diseases are a leading cause of death; lower respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, malaria and tuberculosis collectively account for almost one-third of all deaths in these countries. Nearly 4 in every 10 deaths in low income countries are among children under 15 years of age.

We are a leading innovator of adjuvants, substances added to vaccines that enhance the ability of antigens to stimulate the body’s immune response; because of our expertise in this field, we are often asked to collaborate with others who are designing vaccines for the world’s most devastating infectious diseases.