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Biomaterials Group

The Biomaterials Group develops measurement technologies and measurement assurance strategies to quantify cells, biomaterials, and cell-material interactions.

The Biomaterials Group portfolio includes mammalian cell measurements, microbial cell measurements, biomaterials and cell-material interactions, and advanced imaging and spectroscopy.  These efforts bolster the development and translation of regenerative medicine and advanced protein-, cell-, and microbe-based therapeutics in support of the bioeconomy.

Projects and programs

Image panel of various Biomaterials Group research activites.
Credit: Biomaterials Group

News and Updates

Spotlight: Greta Babakhanova

Meet Greta Babakhanova, a postdoctoral researcher here at NIST with boundless drive and a passion for reducing human suffering. It’s an ambitious goal that, for

Stem Cells and AI: Better Together

One day in the future when you need medical care, someone will examine you, diagnose the problem, remove some of your body’s healthy cells, and then use them to

Biomaterials Group Publications

Structural Insights into DNA-Stabilized Silver Clusters

Author(s)
Danielle Schultz, Robert G. Brinson, Fahriye N. Sari, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Christina Bergonzo, Nancy J. Lin, Joy P. Dunkers
The structure and dynamics of Ag complexes derived from single stranded DNA (ssDNA) is less understood than their double stranded (dsDNA) counterparts despite

Combinatorial Cassettes for Higher-Throughput Screening of Osteogenesis

Author(s)
Carl G. Simon Jr., Subhadip Bodhak, Hariharan K. Iyer, Luis Fernandez de Castro Diaz, Pam Robey, Azusa Maeda, Sergei Kuznetsov
Animal models are the most biologically relevant method for measuring the osteogenic capability of bone graft formulations. However, animal experiments are slow