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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

Industry Impacts

Benchmarks for Biologic Drugs

Protein-based biologic drugs, which are increasingly used to treat cancers, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases, are hard to produce, store and deliver

Projects and Programs

Tandem Mass Spectral Library

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is responsible for an evaluated, tandem mass spectral library as an extension of the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass

DNA Mixture Interpretation

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 DNA evidence

Nanocalorimetry

Nanocalorimetry using micromachined devices has the capability to provide quantitative data to support the development of advanced metal silicide metallizations

Press Coverage

Contacts

Division Chief

Science Advisor

Division Office Manager