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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

Events

Build a Cell Workshop #7

Fri, Aug 21 2020
Build a Cell Workshop #7 will take place on August 21, 2020, and is hosted by the National Institute of Standards and

Projects and Programs

WG2 Biobanks and Bioresources

The ISO/TC 276/WG 2 will elaborate a package of International Standards in the Biobanks field including human, animal, plant and microorganism resources for

Tissue Engineering

Our goal is to develop reliable tools and standards for measuring the properties of cells, biomaterials, scaffolds and tissue-engineered constructs. As

Synchrotron X-ray Measurements

Our objective is to provide comprehensive descriptions of the structure of advanced materials and devices by performing synchrotron-based measurements to

Publications

Awards