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Bioscience & Health Portal -- Overview

New medical diagnostic tests, improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care electronic records, reference materials for laboratory test methods, faster screening of promising vaccines, these are a few of the many areas where National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research serves the needs of the bioscience and health care community. NIST collaborates extensively with other federal and private organizations to provide the new measurements and standards methods, tools, and data needed to advance biosciences and health research. Bioscience and Health represent a large portion of that content.

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Programs and Projects
Biomagnetic Imaging Standards and Microsystems

The Magnetics Group's program in biomagnetic imaging standards and microsystems develops calibration standards and new types of magnetic contrast … more

HDX-MS for Biopharmaceutical Analysis

This project applies hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) for determining the dynamical structure of therapeutic antibodies, … more


The erccdashboard is the first software tool of its kind designed to provide a standard turn-key solution for evaluating the technical performance … more

Cell Measurements

This is the summary for cell measurements. more

Development of Enhanced mRNA Amplification using Microfluidics

In conjunction with NCI/NIH, NIST is developing methods to improve mRNA amplification from small biological samples. Typical sample processing … more

Fluorescence Microscopy Benchmarking Overview

The microscope has long been recognized for its important role in biological research, but scientists are only just beginning to uncover the … more

NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator Software

The NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which calculates the mass of an input peptide or protein sequence along … more

NIST's Integrated colony enumerator (NICE)

Enumeration of bacterial colonies on an agar plate is simple in concept, but automated colony counting is difficult due to variations in colony … more

Isotope Enrichment Calculator

The NIST Isotope Enrichment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which determines the percentage of 15 N enrichment of stable … more

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