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Metrology for Advanced Bioelectronics
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2015

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
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

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

erccdashboard
Last Updated Date: 04/07/2015

The erccdashboard is the first software tool of its kind designed to provide a standard turn-key solution for evaluating the technical performance … more

Development of Enhanced mRNA Amplification using Microfluidics
Last Updated Date: 04/01/2015

In conjunction with NCI/NIH, NIST is developing methods to improve mRNA amplification from small biological samples. Typical sample processing … more

ERCC
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2015

Therapies for diseases like cancer are based on information found in a patient's DNA, and their effectiveness relies on the ability to complete an … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

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

SRM 2374
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

When ERCC members developed the RNA spike-in controls, they contributed RNA sequences designed to mimic, but not interfere with, mammalian RNA. … more

ERCC2
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

In July 2014, ERCC members initiated the ERCC 2.0 effort to develop an updated suite of RNA controls that will keep pace with advances in RNA … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is working to develop natural-matrix and solution-based SRMs that are characterized for fatty acid composition. The … more

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in the U.S., and current estimates suggest that more than 20 million Americans are affected by … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

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

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

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.  

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

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

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