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MEMS Measurement Science and Standards
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Our goal is to provide technical leadership in R&D for the MEMS measurement infrastructure essential to improving U.S. economic … more

Evaluating Measurement Quality of Microfluidic Cell-based Assays
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Microfluidic technologies show promise as miniaturized, portable platforms for cell assays, but must be tested to establish confidence of … 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

DNA Biometrics
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

There is ongoing interest in utilizing DNA typing methods for biometric purposes. Forensic DNA typing using STR markers has been performed in the … more

DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has produced several PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the forensic community. The primary uses of these … more

26plex Autosomal Short Tandem Repeat Assay
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

A short tandem repeat (STR) multiplex assay was developed with 25 autosomal loci plus the sex-typing locus amelogenin for a total of 26 amplified … more

DNA Mixture Interpretation
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

Based on data collected over the last year from various forensic labs, (see http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech/strbase/mixture.htm ) the majority of … more

Rapid Multiplex PCR
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

Forensic DNA typing is currently conducted in approximately eight to ten hours. The process includes DNA extraction, quantitation, multiplex PCR … more

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … more

Decontamination of Biological Threats in Water Supplies
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The availability of safe pure drinking water in the United States is taken for granted. The presence of dangerous microorganisms, viruses and … more

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