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Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

U.S. Tag for ISO/TC 276: Biotechnology
Last Updated Date: 07/13/2015

The primary goal of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 276 … more

Terminology
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2015

Given the vast amount of existing international definitions that cover most, if not all, of the terms used in Biotechnology, the main work of … more

Analytical Methods
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2015

The ISO/TC 276/WG 3 Analytical methods aims to develop standards for accurate, reproducible and robust measurement and analysis in support of … more

Cytomegalovirus Standard Reference Material
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2015

**Update** As of the Summer of 2013, we discontinued distribution of SRM 2366 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) for DNA Measurements. In April of 2014, … more

Biomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2015

The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … 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

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

Molecular Imaging
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

Biophotonics is at the intersection of photonics and biology where light is used to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. This … more

Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2015

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

Photodetector Analysis for Biological Agent Detection
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Photomultiplier tube (PMT) analysis with respect to PMT sensitivity and long-term stability using synchrotron radiation.

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

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

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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