ICMR-NITM joins hands with the Govt. of Karnataka in combating the COVID-19 through its diagnostics and research services, with highly skilled and dedicated team of Scientists/Technical Officers and Medical staff working 24/7 for timely reporting of COVID 19 test results. The testing lab operates with highest Biosafety and Quality Control standards and the institute has recently published a comprehensive Biosafety and Biosecurity Manual 2020 for use in any biomedical laboratory, which can be available from the Institute Library. In parallel, our workforce comprising of interdisciplinary team of experienced scientists are also actively engaged in deciphering potential leads and formulations from traditionally used medicinal plants to defeat this global threat.