A new COVID-19 Vaccine Testing Centre has been launched at the viral Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) facility in the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). In a statement made by IISc, the centre aims to test solutions for curing and preventing COVID-19. This includes vaccines, medicines, equipment, and other essential materials. Construction of the lab was completed in October 2020, and has been committed to fighting all types of pathogenic human viruses from January 2021.