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Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids: No Toil, No Trouble for Stronger Bubbles
Release Date: 06/09/2010

People have been combining materials to bring forth the best properties of both ever since copper and tin were merged to start the Bronze Age. In … more

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
Release Date: 01/26/2010

According to a NIST study, vaccines that have not been removed from their packaging (most often a cardboard box), retain their temperature longer … more

Biochemical ‘On-Switch' Could Solve Protein Purification Challenge
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Drugs based on engineered proteins represent a new frontier for pharmaceutical makers. Even after they discover a protein that may form the basis … more

Candy-Coating Keeps Proteins Sweet
Release Date: 08/19/2008

Sugar-frosting isn’t just for livening up boring bran flakes; it can also preserve important therapeutic proteins. Researchers at the National … more

NIST Trumps the Clumps: Making Biologic Drugs Safer
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a technique to measure the formation of clumps of proteins … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

Unusually Stable Glasses May Benefit Drugs, Coatings
Release Date: 12/07/2006

Just spray and chill. That sums up a new approach to making remarkably stable glassy materials from organic (carbon-containing) molecules that … more

Workshop Addresses Imaging Technology in Therapeutics
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Increasingly, medical and pharmaceutical researchers are looking to biomedical imaging as a tool to track disease progress, speed drug discovery … more

Keeping Drugs Stable Without Refrigeration
Release Date: 06/16/2004

A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it may take only a thin coating of freeze-dried sugar to keep insulin, vaccines and other … more

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