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Emerging Technologies

What We Do

There is enormous potential for U.S. leadership in the manufacture of products in emerging technology areas, which have grown out of the U.S. investment in the biosciences and nanotechnology. NIST provides the measurement science, data, and tools that are needed for efficient manufacturing in these areas. NIST programs in nanomanufacturing will ensure that quality materials can be produced at scale and at viable cost. NIST research in biomanufacturing supports innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry and new manufacturing paradigms that use cells as factories for fuels, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals.