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The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, and fulfilling government mandates.

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Vaccine to prevent deadly infections in Canada’s North reaches manufacturing milestone

Children and immunocompromised adults at risk of Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) bacterial infections are one step closer to having access to a vaccine that will help protect them from the potentially deadly infection. The vaccine developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has been licensed to InventVacc Biologicals Inc. for manufacturing in preparation for clinical trials.

The kilogram hangs in the balance

One year from now, there will be a revised kilogram. That will mark the moment in time when all units within the international system of units are calculated mathematically, rather than being based off artifacts and physical items. This leap in science is due in no small part to the National Research Council’s (NRC) contribution of a calculation of Planck's constant with the lowest uncertainty ever achieved.

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The National Research Council is committed to open and regular communications with the communities surrounding the National Fire Laboratory located in Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

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