BCSIR Laboratories Chittagong is a subsidiary of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, governed by Ministry of Science and Technology – Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary Public Research Institute (PRI) located in Chittagong, 10 Km far from the main city. From the day of commenced, it has been playing an important role in research and development activities mainly in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants, industrial microbiology, phytochemistry, chemistry, drug and toxicology, development of herbal products, cosmetics and food supplements etc. The primary research activities are mostly with applied research with a glimpse of a basic research, essential for developing scientific and technological bases of the scientists, which ultimately contribute to the development of the country while applied research is concerned with the development of technologies related to the industries and useful to the current needs of the country. In addition to the R&D activities, scientists are also engaged in offering analytical and testing services to public and private entrepreneurs and industrialist to solve their problems for the greater interest of the country.