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Bioscience & Health Programs & Projects

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NIST Monoclonal Antibody Reference Material
Last Updated Date: 07/27/2016

NOW AVAILABLE The NIST monoclonal antibody (NISTmAb) reference material , RM 8671, is intended for use in evaluating the performance of methods … more

HDX-MS for Biopharmaceutical Analysis
Last Updated Date: 07/22/2016

This project applies hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) for determining the dynamical structure of therapeutic antibodies, … more

Microbiome Community Measurements
Last Updated Date: 06/17/2016

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

Biothreat Detection
Last Updated Date: 06/16/2016

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

Quantitative Flow Cytometry
Last Updated Date: 06/09/2016

We work in collaboration with other government agencies, private industry, academia, professional societies, and other national metrology … more

Tissue Engineering
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2016

Our goal is to develop reliable tools and standards for measuring the properties of cells, biomaterials, scaffolds and tissue-engineered … more

Predictive Engineering of Biology
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2016

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
Last Updated Date: 05/10/2016

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

Combating Antibiotic Resistance
Last Updated Date: 05/10/2016

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

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 05/05/2016

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

Thermodynamics of Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

To develop the thermodynamic data and methodology required for effective bioprocess engineering.

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

Recent innovative advances in the design and manufacture of isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) have revolutionized the study of natural and … more

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

The accurate mass determination of DNA and other nucleic acids is of critical importance in many clinical diagnoses and in forensic and molecular … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

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