Providing biological countermeasures to better protect animal agriculture, public health and the economy.

Through its biological research portfolio, IIAD performs cutting edge research that enhances knowledge and provides state-of-the-art capacity for the identification, control, response, and eradication of transboundary, emerging and/or zoonotic diseases of agricultural and public health significance.  It does this by developing screening tools, diagnostics and vaccines. The Institute also develops universal sample preparation/preservation.