ImPaKT Grand Opening

The Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility officially began operation this summer. The research facility is unique in North America, housing a cutting-edge suite of imaging equipment within a fully contained CL2+/3 facility. The containment level allows researchers to investigate infectious pathogens like HIV, Staph A and Zika Virus; while the multi-modal imaging technology provides the ability to track those pathogens from the molecular level with multi-photon microscopy right through to whole-systems imaging with positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging. It gives scientists the unprecedented ability to under-stand these pathogens’ effects on the body, and their response to both treatment and the body’s own immune system.