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Biophotonic tools in cell and tissue diagnostics



Michael Brownstein, Robert A. Hoffman, Richard Levenson, Thomas E. Milner, Marla L. Dowell, Paul A. Williams, Grady S. White, Adolfas Gaigalas, Jeeseong C. Hwang


In order to maintain the rapid advance of biophotonics in the U.S. and to enhance our competitiveness worldwide, key measurement tools must be in place. As a part of a wide-reaching effort to improve the U.S. technology base, the National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsored a workshop ?Biophotonic tools for cell and tissue diagnostics.? The workshop focused on diagnostic techniques involving the interaction between biological systems and photons. Through invited presentations by industry representatives and panel discussion, near- and far-term measurement needs were evaluated. As a result of this workshop, this document has been prepared on the measurement tools needed for biophotonic cell and tissue diagnostics. This will become a part of the larger measurement road-mapping effort to be presented to the Nation as an assessment of the U.S. Measurement System. The information will be used to highlight measurement needs to the community and to facilitate solutions.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -


biophotonics, flow cytometry, imaging, microarray, optical coherence, tomography


Brownstein, M. , Hoffman, R. , Levenson, R. , Milner, T. , Dowell, M. , Williams, P. , White, G. , Gaigalas, A. and Hwang, J. (2007), Biophotonic tools in cell and tissue diagnostics, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 18, 2024)


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Created April 30, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021