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Bioanalytical Science Group

Providing the measurement science, standards, technology, and data required to support the nation's needs in determining the composition, structure, quantity, and function of proteins, peptides, post-translational modifications, and metabolites.

We provide the measurement science, standards, technology, and data required to support the nation's needs in determining the composition, structure, quantity, and function of proteins, peptides, post-translational modifications such as glycosylation and phosphorylation, and related biomolecules such as metabolites.  In partnership with U.S. industry, government agencies, and scientific institutions, the group performs fundamental and applied research on the characterization and quantitation of proteins, peptides, and their mixtures using techniques such as mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, and immunoassays.  The Group provides measurement science, reference materials, reference data, and technologies to support accuracy and comparability of measurements needed to advance biotechnology, biomedical and bioscience research, biomanufacturing, and health care.  Specific areas of interest include measurements and standards for clinical diagnostics and biotherapeutics.

An Extraordinary Standard: New NIST Protein Could Spur Biopharmaceutical Innovation

NIST SRM 8671
Credit: Photograph taken by Matthew DeLorme

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued one of the world’s most intricate measurement standards: an exhaustively analyzed antibody protein that the biopharmaceutical industry will use to help ensure the quality of treatments across a widening range of health conditions, including cancers, autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases.  Read More

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Biomanufacturing Initiative

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

Publications

New Peak Detection Performance Metrics from the MAM Consortium Interlaboratory Study

Author(s)
Catherine A. Mouchahoir, John E. Schiel, Rich Rogers, N. Alan Heckert, Benjamin Place, Aaron Ammerman, Xiaoxiao Li, Tom Robinson, Brian Schmidt, Chris M. Chumsae, Xinbi Li, Anton V. Manuilov, Bo Yan, Gregory O. Staples, Da Ren, Alexander J. Veach, Dongdong Wang, Wael Yared, Zoran Sosic, Yan Wang, Li Zang, Anthony M. Leone, Peiran Liu, Richard Ludwig, Li Tao, Wei Wu, Ahmet Cansizoglu, Andrew Hanneman, Greg W. Adams, Irina Perdivara, Hunter Walker, Margo Wilson, Arnd Brandenburg, Nick DeGraan-Weber, Stefano Gotta, Joe Shambaugh, Melissa Alvarez, X. Christopher Yu, Li Cao, Chun Shao, Andrew Mahan, Hirsh Nanda, Kristen Nields, Nancy Nightlinger, Helena Maria Barysz, Michael Jahn, Ben Niu, Jihong Wang, Gabriella Leo, Nunzio Sepe, Yan-Hui Liu, Bhumit A. Patel, Douglas Richardson, Yi Wang, Daniela Tizabi, Oleg V. Borisov, Yali Lu, Ernest L. Maynard, Albrecht Gruhler, Kim F. Haselmann, Thomas N. Krogh, Carsten P. Sönksen, Simon Letarte, Sean Shen, Kristin Boggio, Keith Johnson, Wenqin Ni, Hamakshi Patel, David Ripley, Jason C. Rouse, Ying Zhang, Carly Daniels, Andrew Dawdy, Olga Friese, Thomas W. Powers, Justin B. Sperry, Josh Woods, Eric Carlson, K. Ilker Sen, St John Skilton, Michelle Busch, Anders Lund, Martha Stapels, Xu Guo, Sibylle Heidelberger, Harini Kaluarachchi, Sean McCarthy, John Kim, Jing Zhen, Ying Zhou, Sarah Rogstad, Xiaoshi Wang, Jing Fang, Weibin Chen, Ying Qing Yu, John G. Hoogerheide, Rebecca Scott, Hua Yuan
The Multi-Attribute Method (MAM) Consortium was initially formed as a venue to harmonize best practices, share experiences and generate innovative methodologies

Software

NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator Software

The NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which calculates the mass of an input peptide or protein sequence along with m/z ions

Isotope Enrichment Calculator

The NIST Isotope Enrichment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which determines the percentage of 15N enrichment of stable isotope-labeled peptides

Awards

Contacts

Group Leader