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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
NIST Monoclonal Antibody Reference Material

Coming Soon! The NIST Monoclonal Antibody Reference Material The first publicly available, well-characterized reference material for method … more

Predictive Engineering of Biology

Rapid advances in the ability to genetically modify biological organisms have advanced a new engineering discipline, commonly referred to as … more

Pathogen Detection and Identification

NIST and FDA are co-developing DNA-based materials for mixed microbial detection. Our annual workshop brings together private and public interests … more

Biothreat Detection

Obtaining high confidence field detection, identification, and quantification of microbial samples remains a challenge. Since 9/11 and the … more

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

A Paradigm Shift in Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance: Measuring the Transition Between Antibiotic Susceptibility and Resistance With the … more

Microbiome Community Measurements

Microbial communities (microbiomes) abound everywhere, forming resilient ecological networks adapted to their environments. Research has connected … 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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