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Metrological Tools for the Reference Materials and Reference Instruments of the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory

September 16, 2021
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Carlos R. Beauchamp, Johanna Camara, Jennifer Carney, Steven J. Choquette, Kenneth D. Cole, Paul C. DeRose, David L. Duewer, Michael Epstein, Margaret Kline, Katrice Lippa, Enrico Lucon, John L. Molloy, Michael Nelson, Karen W. Phinney, Maria Polakoski, Antonio Possolo, Lane C. Sander, John E. Schiel, Katherine E. Sharpless, Michael R. Winchester, Donald Windover

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly the National Bureau of Standards, was established by the U.S. Congress in 1901 and charged with establishing a measurement foundation to facilitate U.S. and international commerce. NIST

Metrological Tools for the Reference Materials and Reference Instruments of the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory

July 15, 2020
Author(s)
Carlos R. Beauchamp, Johanna Camara, Jennifer Carney, Steven J. Choquette, Kenneth D. Cole, Paul C. DeRose, David L. Duewer, Michael S. Epstein, Margaret C. Kline, Katrice A. Lippa, Enrico Lucon, Karen W. Phinney, Maria Polakoski, Antonio M. Possolo, Katherine E. Sharpless, John R. Sieber, Blaza Toman, Michael R. Winchester, Donald A. Windover
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly the National Bureau of Standards, was established by the U.S. Congress in 1901 and charged with establishing a measurement foundation to facilitate U.S. and international commerce. NIST

Development and Interlaboratory Evaluation of a NIST Reference Material RM 8366 for EGFR and MET Gene Copy Number Measurements

May 21, 2019
Author(s)
Hua-Jun He, Biswajit Das, Megan H. Cleveland, Chen Li, Corinne Camalier, Liang-Chu Liu, Kara L. Norman, Andrew Fellowes, Christopher McEvoy, Steven P. Lund, Jamie L. Almeida, Carolyn R. Steffen, Chris Karlovich, P. M. Williams, Kenneth D. Cole
The National Institute Standard and Technology (NIST) Reference Material RM 8366 was developed to improve the quality of gene copy measurements of EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) and MET (proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase), important targets

Multi-Laboratory Assessment of a New Reference Material for Quality Assurance of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Measurements

May 2, 2019
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Hua-Jun He, Erica V. Stein, Yves Konigshofer, Thomas Forbes, Farol L. Tomson, Russell Garlick, Emiko Yamada, Tony Godfrey, Toshiya Abe, Koji Tamura, Michael Borges, Michael Goggins, Sandra Elmore, Margaret L. Gulley, Jessica L. Larson, Lando Ringel, Brian C. Haynes, Corinne Camalier, Chris Karlovich, Biswajit Das, P. M. Williams, Aaron Garnett, Anders Stahlberg, Stefan Filges, Lynn Sorbara, Mathew R. Young, Sudhir Srivastava, Kenneth D. Cole
We conducted a multi-laboratory assessment to determine the suitability of a new commercially- available reference material with 40 cancer variants in a background of wild-type DNA at four different variant allele fractions (VAF): 2%, 0.5%, 0.125%, and 0 %

NIST Pathlength and Monoclonal Antibody Standards for the Quality Control of Absorbance Measurements of Protein Biopharmaceuticals

May 8, 2018
Author(s)
Kenneth D. Cole, Paul C. DeRose, Hua-Jun He, Erica V. Stein, Brian E. Lang, John E. Schiel, Aaron A. Urbas, Evelyn Solis, Steven J. Choquette
A rapid, and reliable method to determine protein concentration is by absorbance measurements in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. NIST has developed Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2082 as a pathlength standard for absorbance measurements in the UV for use

Development of NIST Standard Reference Material 2082, a Pathlength Standard for Measurements in the Ultraviolet Spectrum

July 10, 2017
Author(s)
Brian E. Lang, Aaron A. Urbas, Paul C. DeRose, Hung-Kung Liu, John C. Travis, Steven J. Choquette, Kenneth D. Cole
New spectrophotometers and cuvettes have been designed to allow the measurement of absorbance values from samples using microliter volume sizes. These measurements are done using short pathlengths to decrease the sample volumes required. The major

Certified DNA Reference Materials to Compare HER2 Gene Amplification Measurements Using Next- Generation Sequencing Methods

September 1, 2016
Author(s)
Chih-Jian Lih, Robin D. Harrington, Kneshay Harper, David J. Sims, Paul McGregor, Corinne Camalier, Han Si, Biswajit Das, P. M. Williams, Hua-Jun He, Jamie L. Almeida, Steven P. Lund, Steven J. Choquette, Kenneth D. Cole
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standard Reference Materials 2373 is a set of genomic DNA samples prepared from five breast cancer cell lines with certified values for the ratio of the HER2 gene copy number to the copy numbers of

Standards for cell line authentication and beyond

June 14, 2016
Author(s)
Jamie L. Almeida, Kenneth D. Cole, Anne L. Plant
Different genomic technologies have been applied to cell line authentication, but only one method (short tandem repeat profiling) has been the subject of a comprehensive standard (ASN-0002). Here we discuss the power of this document, and why standards

Quantifying CD4 receptor protein in two human CD4+ lymphocyte preparations for quantitative flow cytometry

December 11, 2014
Author(s)
Meiyao M. Wang, Martin Misakian, Hua-Jun He, Peter Bajcsy, Jeffrey M. Davis, Kenneth D. Cole, Illarion V. Turko, Lili Wang, Fatima Abbasi
For quantitative flow cytometry, a biological cell reference material with a known biomarker expression level is needed to transform a linear arbitrary fluorescence intensity scale obtained with fluorescent microspheres to an antibody bound per cell (ABC)

Mouse Cell Line Authentication

February 13, 2013
Author(s)
Jamie L. Almeida, Carolyn R. Steffen, Kenneth D. Cole
The scientific community has responded to the misidentification of human cell lines with validated methods to authenticate these cells; however, there are few assays available for nonhuman cell line identification. We have developed a multiplex polymerase

Breast Cancer Biomarker Measurements and Standards

January 24, 2013
Author(s)
Kenneth D. Cole, Lili Wang, Hua-Jun He
Cancer is a heterogeneous disease characterized by changes in the levels and activities of important cellular proteins, including oncogenes and tumor suppressors. Genetic mutations cause changes in protein activity and protein expression levels that result

Development of a Candidate Secondary Reference Procedure (immunoassay based measurement procedure of higher metrological order) for Cardiac Troponin I: I. Antibody Characterization and Preliminary Validation

November 1, 2010
Author(s)
James E. Noble, David M. Bunk, R. H. Christenson, Kenneth D. Cole, Hua-Jun He, Alexei Katrukha, Mauro Panteghini, Robert Porter, Heinz Schimmel, Jillian Tate, Lili Wang
The development of a reference measurement procedure to support the cardiac troponin I (cTnI) standardization initiative is described. The reference measurement procedure will be used to assign reference values to serum-based secondary standards. A

Building Plumbing System Decontamination - First Report on Recommendations

September 6, 2009
Author(s)
Stephen J. Treado, Mark A. Kedzierski, Stephanie S. Watson, Nicos Martys, Kenneth D. Cole
This report summarizes the measurement results and recommended procedures for responding to building plumbing system contamination incidents and restoring the water system to safe operation. The recommendations are based on analysis of the results of a

A mechanistically relevant cytotoxicity assay based on the detection of cellular GFP

August 1, 2009
Author(s)
Michael W. Halter, Jamie L. Almeida, Alessandro Tona, Kenneth D. Cole, Anne L. Plant, John T. Elliott
Cell-based assays for measuring ribosome inhibition by proteins such as the plant toxin ricin are important for characterizing decontamination strategies and developing detection technologies for field use. We report here an assay for ricin that provides a

Contaminant Accumulation and Removal in Building Plumbing Systems

September 30, 2008
Author(s)
Stephen J. Treado, Mark A. Kedzierski, Daniel R. Flynn, David Wilmering, Thomas D. Montgomery, Kenneth D. Cole
This report summarizes measurements and results conducted to evaluate the accumulation and removal of water-borne contaminants in building plumbing systems. In particular, tests were conducted at the BFRL Plumbing Test Facility, which emulates a full-scale

Trophic Transfer of Nanoparticles in a Simplified Food Web

May 30, 2008
Author(s)
Richard D. Holbrook, Karen E. Murphy, Jayne B. Morrow, Kenneth D. Cole
Nanotechnological innovations depend largely on the unique chemical and physical properties of engineered nanomaterials. However, the same properties that make engineered nanomaterials attractive for numerous applications also contribute to their