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Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

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

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 11/13/2012

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

SRMs for Contaminants in Air Particulate Matter
Last Updated Date: 10/31/2012

In 1997 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new standards for air particulate matter (PM) as part of the national ambient air … more

SRMs for Organic Contaminants in Human Serum, Milk, and Urine
Last Updated Date: 10/31/2012

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

NIST Traceable Reference Material Program for Gas Standards
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Two NIST programs provide calibration gas standards with NIST analyses and concentration value assignment: the Standard Reference Material (SRM) … more

New Gas Standard Reference Materials to Support the Automotive Industry
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The American Industry/Government Emissions Research (AIGER) Consortium is working to facilitate the automobile industry meeting more stringent … more

Audit of EPA Protocol Gas Suppliers
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

EPA Protocol gas mixture calibration standards are obtained by users to measure emissions of regulated gaseous species to ensure that they comply … more

Optimization of the Standard Addition Method (SAM) Using
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The standard addition method (SAM) was first described by oceanographers in 1955 to overcome matrix effects in the determination of strontium in … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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: 10/22/2012

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

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Development of a Standard Reference Material for Metabolites in Plasma
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Metabolomics is a relatively new field that builds upon work in genomics and proteomics. Metabolomics can provide a unique perspective on the … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Botanical Oils Containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division has developed a collaborative program with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the National … more

Saw Palmetto Dietary Supplement Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Two Standard Reference Materials containing saw palmetto, SRM 3250 Serenoa repens (Fruit) and SRM 3251 Serenoa repens Extract, have been developed … more

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