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Certification of a Standard Reference Material for BK viral load
Last Updated Date: 12/05/2014

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

Biomagnetic Imaging Standards and Microsystems
Last Updated Date: 12/02/2014

The Magnetics Group's program in biomagnetic imaging standards and microsystems develops calibration standards and new types of magnetic contrast … more

Bioimaging
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Our goal is to develop methods and materials for imaging-based characterization of molecular signatures that occur during cellular proliferation, … more

Clinical Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 09/16/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Clinical Quality Assurance Program (ClinQAP) to support the … more

Molecular Imaging
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

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

In Situ Measurement Techniques
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

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

Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP)
Last Updated Date: 08/02/2013

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

Tandem Mass Spectral Library
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is responsible for an evaluated, tandem mass spectral library as an extension of the … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

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

Digital PCR
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a method used to quantify nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, cDNA). At NIST we are using microfluidic and emulsion-based dPCR … more

SRM for Huntington CAG Repeat
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Huntington disease is a neurodegenerative disease of midlife onset that produces choreic movements and cognitive decline, often accompanied by … more

Genome in a Bottle Consortium
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has organized the "Genome in a Bottle Consortium" to develop the reference materials, reference data, and reference methods needed to assess … more

Instrumented Bioreactors
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2012

Our goal is to develop novel bioreactors that combine mechanical stimulation with integrated sensing to enable real-time optimization of the … more

Photodetector Analysis for Biological Agent Detection
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

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

Improved Benchtop Connectivity to Complex Microfluidic Devices
Last Updated Date: 10/10/2012

Despite their promise to enable high-throughput science and discovery, microfluidic devices have not yet been broadly adopted. An important … more

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