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Biomolecular Measurement Division

The Biomolecular Measurement Division provides the measurement science, standards, technology, and data required to support the nation’s needs in determining the composition, structure, quantity, and function of biomolecules.

Welcome to the Biomolecular Measurement Division

In partnership with U.S. industry, government agencies, and scientific institutions, the Biomolecular Measurement Division performs fundamental and applied research on the measurement of macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids, as well as peptides, glycans, metabolites, lipids, and natural products.  The Division provides measurement science, reference materials, reference data, and technologies to foster innovation and confidence in measurements needed to advance biotechnology, DNA forensics, biomedical and bioscience research, and health care.

News and Updates

Kidney Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring

Kidney disease is a major global public health issue, with c hronic kidney disease (CKD) representing the 12 th highest cause of death worldwide. It has been


Press Coverage

Exposed: cells’ sugary secrets

NIST Mass Spectrometry Research Center contributes to the global effort to decode the sugary molecules that guide biological processes.

Getting at Glycosylation

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
The NIST Mass Spectrometry Data Center helps to elucidate sugar structures for quality control of biopharmaceuticals.

Projects and Programs

Biomanufacturing Initiative

Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health care costs. The


Division Chief

Deputy Division Chief

Division Office Manager