In addition to our ongoing COVID-19 research initiatives at McMaster, the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research is mobilizing its strong research community to assist Canadian researchers and businesses in their attempts to find solutions to the international crisis.

How We Can Help

Our teams have the capacity to assist with the testing of anti-viral compounds and products, as well as the testing of products or devices aimed at sterilization. This includes new methods for sterilizing personal protective equipment.

At this time, we are able to offer services in the following areas:

• BSL2 cell culture infection with representative human coronaviruses;
• Testing of methods or products that are designed to inactivate the virus;
• Biochemical/enzyme studies with anti-viral agents.

Cell culture and small animal models of SARS-CoV-2 infection can be performed in McMaster’s secure biosafety level 3 facility. Availability for BSL3 testing is very limited, and projects requiring this type of work will be screened and prioritized by an internal committee.

Connect With Us

If you have a product or innovation that you are interested in pursuing further and feel that we could be of assistance to you, please reach out to us through the form below. Each project will be evaluated to determine if McMaster has the capabilities and capacity to perform the required testing.

  • Please include the name and/or description of your product.