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Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 03/17/2015

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Biomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/04/2015

Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health … more

Whole Cell Tomography
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2015

Our goal is to develop novel correlative microscopy approaches for locating and characterizing engineered metal nanoparticles within complex … more

Protein rheology measurements
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

Therapeutic protein solutions are highly concentrated during manufacturing purification processes and in finished dosage. At such concentrations, … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamin D Metabolites
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency within the general population is an area of concern. Vitamin D status is generally assessed by … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamins B6 and B12 in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

Vitamins are essential to normal functioning of the human body because they serve as co-factors for important biological processes. Deficiencies in … more

Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in … more

Understanding Protein Solution Phase Behavior via Coarse-Grained Modeling
Last Updated Date: 02/10/2015

Much of our knowledge of protein folding comes from experiments on polypeptides in dilute solutions or from theoretical models of isolated … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for Clinical Diagnostic Markers
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

The accuracy of clinical diagnostic measurements is essential for reliable diagnosis and cost-effective treatment of disease. NIST's involvement in … more

SRMs for Organic Contaminants in Human Serum, Milk, and Urine
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

NIST and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to develop seven new SRMs to meet the expanding needs for the … more

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

We are trying to help take colloidal rheology understanding beyond uniformly charged spheres to particles with more complex interactions, through … more

Development of SRMs for Accurate Assessment of Exposure to Toxic Elements and Anions
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Centers for Disease Control … more

Microfluidic Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2015

Liposomes are nanometer-sized spherical vesicles made of phospholipids similar to those found in cell membranes of living organisms. Traditional … more

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