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Biomaterials

NIST's research examines the interactions among lab-made materials and biological systems, advancing the development of diagnostics and therapeutics, and improving the performance of biomaterials used in dentistry and regenerative medicine.

NIST's measurement methods and reference materials accelerate the development of lab-made materials that can help heal wounds or replace missing tissues, or be used to mimic human tissues for diagnostics or research. Our long partnership with the American Dental Association boasts advances such as the tooth-colored composites used to fill cavities and repair chipped teeth and the panoramic dental X-ray. The NIST Tissue Engineering project characterizes scaffolds, the supports used to "grow" replacement tissues, and the interactions between scaffolds and cells. Other work develops sensors that measure biological properties and the interactions of cells and materials. 

NIST also participates in the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science coordination group.

News and Updates

Spotlight on N-STEP Graduates

NIST’s Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (N-STEP) was created by the company, TEDCO, whose mission is to “Enhance economic development growth

Events

Build a Cell Workshop #7

Fri, Aug 21 2020
NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To

Projects and Programs

3D Orientation Imaging

Microscopic molecular anisotropy is universally and heterogeneously present from biomaterials to medical implants to 3D printed polymer products, determining

WG1 Terminology

Working Group 1 will work on identification of currently used national and international standards, guidelines and other relevant documents, as well as terms

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Awards