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Bioscience & Health Portal -- Overview

New medical diagnostic tests, improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care electronic records, reference materials for laboratory test methods, faster screening of promising vaccines, these are a few of the many areas where National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research serves the needs of the bioscience and health care community. NIST collaborates extensively with other federal and private organizations to provide the new measurements and standards methods, tools, and data needed to advance biosciences and health research. Bioscience and Health represent a large portion of that content.

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Programs and Projects
Fluorescence Microscopy Benchmarking Overview

Originally used to prove the existence of biological cells, the microscope has long been recognized for its important role in biological research. … more

Nanobiotechnology

We are developing methods and technology to detect, characterize, and identify biological molecules. Our focus is primarily on addressing next … more

Biomagnetic Imaging

The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental … more

Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are integrated devices with critical applications in sensing, timing, signal processing, and biomedical … more

Metrology for Advanced Bioelectronics

This new project's mission is to exploit the unique characteristics of novel electronic devices and new materials to advance healthcare diagnosis, … more

Certification of a Standard Reference Material for BK viral load

BK virus (BKV), originally described in 1971 [1],  is a 5kb polyomavirus which shares roughly 75% of its DNA sequence with JC virus (JCV).  Nearly … more

Software
NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator Software

The NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which calculates the mass of an input peptide or protein sequence along … more

NIST's Integrated colony enumerator (NICE)

Enumeration of bacterial colonies on an agar plate is simple in concept, but automated colony counting is difficult due to variations in colony … more

Isotope Enrichment Calculator

The NIST Isotope Enrichment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which determines the percentage of 15 N enrichment of stable … more

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