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Bioscience and Health

Summary:

Chemical microanalysis of biologically relevant systems is used to advance medical research. Molecular bioimaging and compositional depth profiling using secondary ion mass spectrometry are such microanalysis tools.

Description:

The vitality of our Nation's healthcare industry relies, in part, on the availability of reliable chemical analyses that are relevant to biological systems. For example, the search for biomarkers useful to indicate early stages of a serious condition requires highly sensitive and specific microanalyses on subcellular spatial scales.

Biosciences

Start Date:

January 1, 2008

End Date:

ongoing

Lead Organizational Unit:

mml