Medical doctors and nurses are at the forefront of fighting Covid-19 and deserve utmost respect and support during the current crisis plaguing the world. Behind the scenes, however, are biomedical scientists working quietly together with pathologists, virologists and medical microbiologists to run laboratory tests for the virus. For the screening and diagnosis of diseases such as Covid-19, biomedical scientists work efficiently and collaboratively to deliver test results in a timely manner. Medical biotechnologists also play a crucial role at the frontline of testing and diagnosis by developing test kits and instruments at high levels of specificity and sensitivity. Learn more about this at Vital Role in Covid-19 Fight (Star, 9 April 2020).