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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

Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography/Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (GC x GC/TOF-MS)
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2015

Although conventional gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) provides relatively high efficiency separations, the analysis of some complex, … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 03/02/2015

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

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

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

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 02/05/2015

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website
Last Updated Date: 02/05/2015

The Standard Reference Simulation Website is an ongoing project whose aim is to provide well-documented simulation results for a variety of … 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

NIST Chemistry Webbook
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

The NIST Chemistry WebBook is a site on the Internet ( http://webbook.nist.gov/ ) that provides convenient access to a variety of physical and … more

Virtual Measurements
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

Compared with conventional, physical measurements, the cost of computational modeling continues to drop. This has driven many industries to … 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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