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Center for Infectious Disease Research

We improve health locally and globally

Founded in 1976, Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR, formerly Seattle Biomedical Research Institute) is the largest independent, non-profit research institute in the United States focused solely on the world’s most devastating diseases, including malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The mission of CIDR’s 160 employees is to conduct targeted research leading to the prevention, diagnosis and cure of global infectious diseases, responsible for the deaths of 14 million people each year. CIDR’s discoveries have resulted in promising leads for vaccines and drug targets, as well as seminal contributions to scientific knowledge. We envision a world in which infectious diseases are either prevented or rapidly diagnosed and treated using products that are available to all people. CIDR was merged with Seattle Children’s Research Institute in October of 2018.