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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

Microbiome Community Measurements

Microbial communities (microbiomes) abound everywhere, forming resilient ecological networks adapted to their environments. Research has connected … more

Biothreat Detection

Obtaining high confidence field detection, identification, and quantification of microbial samples remains a challenge. Since 9/11 and the … more

Quantitative Flow Cytometry

We work in collaboration with other government agencies, private industry, academia, professional societies, and other national metrology … more

Tissue Engineering

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

NIST Monoclonal Antibody Reference Material

AVAILABLE SUMMER 2016 The NIST monoclonal antibody (NISTmAb) reference material, RM 8671, is intended for use in evaluating the performance of … more

Software
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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