Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

Transforming science into global health solutions

IDRI is currently focused on eradicating tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, malaria, and Chagas disease. As the global health arena evolves, our commitment to improving human health and our pragmatic focus on products will enable us to continue translating science into global health solutions. Our portfolio of programs comprises diseases that kill more than six million adults and children each year. These diseases have different etiologies, symptoms, global footprints, and challenges. Nevertheless, we have a singular goal for each: to develop products that save lives. We are proud of the significant progress we've made in achieving that goal.

We were excited to welcome students from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program for an Industry Exploration last week. Our scientists discussed summer internship possibilities with the students -- we've got outstanding candidates!

IDRI & NanoPass Sign Agreement to Develop an Intradermal rvRNA-Based Zika Virus Vaccine

Imagine a Zika vaccine that used an intradermal needle as a delivery device -- easy to deliver and painless. IDRI and NanoPass announce a new collaboration. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle, WA, & Nes Ziona, Israel| Feb. 14, 2017: Zika remains a major public health threat, and its devastating neurological effects on newborns and infants are still being unraveled. More than ever, a vaccine is needed to protect against Zika virus, which is now considered on...

Packy, Oregon Zoo’s beloved elephant, euthanized after TB diagnosis

Think tuberculosis just affects humans? The 54-year-old Asian elephant made headlines in 1962 when he became the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years.

An Orwellian Dystopia and a Terrible Disease

George Orwell's "1984" is making a comeback, but read more about the disease ultimately killed him. Recent events have led to a large increase in the sales (and possibly reading) of "1984" by George Orwell with his highly charged description of a dystopia set in the future. Orwell wrote a number of books that have remained powerful and relevant, including his most famous - "Animal Farm."Bu

Toward Breaking the Cold Chain | The Scientist Magazine®

What good is a vaccine if you can't get it to people who need it most? That's why IDRI is working on vaccines that are stable despite extreme heat or cold. Research efforts aim to obviate the need for vaccine refrigeration.

Leprosy: Final Steps Remain

Did you know that leprosy, a disease known from biblical times, still remains a problem in today's world? Jan. 29 is World Leprosy Day. Read to learn how IDRI is taking the final steps towards leprosy elimination. The road to visit leprosy patients in the Philippines can be arduous.As the last Sunday of the first month of 2017 arrives, World Leprosy Day serves as a reminder that this ‘ancient’

IDRI Contributes to First Point-of-Care Chagas Disease Diagnostic for U.S.

Ever heard of the kissing bug? Well, you might as Chagas disease is becoming more widespread in the U.S. But don't worry -- IDRI has contributed to the first diagnostic for the U.S. -- easy to use, safe and effective. SEATTLE | Jan. 12, 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Jan. 12, 2017 : With Chagas disease becoming more prevalent in the United States, a diagnostic to quickly and easily detect infection is needed. Today, IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) announces that a fusion antigen it developed an...

"With this disease, every hope is dead." This famous line from the opera La Traviata describes tuberculosis, but scientists at IDRI are out to offer hope of new solutions for this age-old disease. A group of our TB researchers went to the Seattle Opera production of La Traviata last night for inspiration! If you are wondering about the white buttons people are wearing, they say "Ask Me About TB."

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