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Biomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/31/2015

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

Optical medical imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/24/2015

The Optical Medical Imaging project was established to advance the application of optical imaging in surgical, clinical, and medical practices. … more

Measurement Techniques for Membranes and Membrane Proteins
Last Updated Date: 08/18/2015

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Nano-biophotonics for molecular imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/18/2015

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

Reflectance Measurements of Human Skin
Last Updated Date: 08/17/2015

The purpose of this human subjects study is to collect high-quality measurements of the reflectance spectrum of human skin and assess the … more

Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP)
Last Updated Date: 08/17/2015

Detecting climate change with remote sensing instruments, providing state-of-the-art surveillance imagery for security and defense, or getting the … more

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

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

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

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