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Biomanufacturing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops measurement science, standards, data, and other tools to accelerate development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products.

The NIST Biomanufacturing Program draws from a broad array of unique, interdisciplinary expertise, resources, and facilities including

  • biophysical characterization of biotherapeutics including colloidal and rheological measurements
  • state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, NMR, and cryo-electron microscopy capabilities for characterizing biotherapeutics
  • world-class neutron and X-ray scattering facilities to determine biotherapeutic stability and structure

We work closely with stakeholders from across the biopharmaceutical community including industry, FDA, universities, and equipment vendors to identify key measurement problems. NIST holds an annual Biopharmaceutical Measurement Roundtable consisting of members of the industry for feedback on the relevance of its research activities, and to learn of current and emerging measurement needs.

NIST is a trusted, impartial third party that promotes cross-industry collaboration and open data sharing.

Program Portfolio

Foundational measurement science on protein structure, cell biology, and emerging measurement technologies (scattering methods, NMR, HDX-MS, cryo-EM, optical methods) described in over 100 publications.

NIST Engagement with indstury through

Measurement standards and data:

RM 8671 - NISTmAb, Humanized IgG1κ Monoclonal AntibodySRM 8634 - Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene for Particle Size Distribution and Morphology,  glycan reference materials and data, cell culture for protein reference material development, and mass spectrometry reference data.

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Projects and Programs

U.S. TAG for ISO/TC276: Biotechnology

The primary goal of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 276 Biotechnology

WG3 Analytical Methods

The ISO/TC 276/WG 3 Analytical methods aims to develop standards for accurate, reproducible and robust measurement and analysis in support of biotechnology.WG 3

Publications

Phase-Appropriate Application of Analytical Methods to Monitor Subvisible Particles Across the Biotherapeutic Drug Product Life Cycle

Author(s)
Roman Mathaes, Linda Narhi, Andrea Hawe, Anja Matter, Karoline Bechtold-Peters, Sophia Kenrick, Sambit Kar, Olga Laskina, John Carpenter, Richard E. Cavicchi, Ellen Koepf, Neil Lewis, Rukman De Sliva, Dean C. Ripple
The phase-appropriate application of analytical methods to characterize, monitor, and control particles is an important aspect of the development of safe and