To address our nation's need for measurement science and standards, and ensure that the U.S. maximizes the return on our national investment in the bioscience enterprise through the:
1. Creation of experimental and theoretical tools that enable biotechnology innovation through quantification of complex biological systems, materials, and processes.
2. Development and dissemination of innovative measurement and documentary standards that enable comparison, ensure interoperability, and support commerce.
3. Support of basic research in the advancement of measurement science and technology innovation.