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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
HDX-MS for Biopharmaceutical Analysis

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

In Situ Measurement Techniques

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Molecular Imaging

Biophotonics is at the intersection of photonics and biology where light is used to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. This … more

State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Recertification of Neutral Density SRMs for Regular Spectral Transmittance

The certification for all SRM neutral density filters expires after two years. We maintain a program to recertify such filters produced by us . … more

Cytomegalovirus Standard Reference Material

**Update** As of the Summer of 2013, we discontinued distribution of SRM 2366 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) for DNA Measurements. In April of 2014, … more

Software
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

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

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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