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Analytical Methods
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Recommended Scope The Analytical Methods Working Group (WG3) aims to develop standards for accurate, reproducible and robust measurement and … more

Biobanks and Bioresources
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

  Recommended Scope The ISO/TC 276/WG 2 will develop a package of International Standards in the Biobanks field including human, animal, plant and … more

Bioprocessing
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

  Recommended Scope Within bioprocessing, Working Group 4 has currently identified standardization needs in four major technology spaces: 1) … more

Terminology
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

  Recommended Scope Working Group 1 will work on identification of currently used national and international standards, guidelines and other … more

U.S. Tag for ISO/TC 276: Biotechnology
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Coordination of national and international standards activities is critical to ensuring that international standards advancement moves in a … more

Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program , coordinated by the Chemical Sciences Division, supports measurement technology for … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

There is increasing interest in the analytical and environmental communities in using mercury isotopic fingerprinting to identify source patterns … more

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Regulatory and health agencies within the US, Canada, and countries within Europe are continuously identifying compounds of suspected carcinogenic … more

Renewal of NIST Benchmark SRMs for Accurate Determinations of Trace Elements in Serum and Liver Tissues
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects data on elemental composition of human body fluids and tissues as part of major … more

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

Metrologies for Protein Structure, Function, and Modeling
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

NIST researchers in the Macromolecular Structure and Function Group are involved in a joint research program with scientists from the University … more

Performance Metrics for Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC) , NIST researchers are developing specific … more

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