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Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line authentication
Last Updated Date: 09/09/2013

The misidentification of cell lines has been a problem in the scientific community for the past 50 years. Methods are now in place to genotype … more

Protection Against Ionizing Radiation in Extreme Radiation-Resistant Microorganisms
Last Updated Date: 05/01/2013

We measured the levels of modified DNA bases following ?-irradiation of the halophilic archaeon, Halobacterium sp. str. NRC-1. In this first study … more

Digital PCR
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a method used to quantify nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, cDNA). At NIST we are using microfluidic and emulsion-based dPCR … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has produced several PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the forensic community. The primary uses of these … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

Recent innovative advances in the design and manufacture of isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) have revolutionized the study of natural and … more

26plex Autosomal Short Tandem Repeat Assay
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

A short tandem repeat (STR) multiplex assay was developed with 25 autosomal loci plus the sex-typing locus amelogenin for a total of 26 amplified … more

Rapid Multiplex PCR
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

Forensic DNA typing is currently conducted in approximately eight to ten hours. The process includes DNA extraction, quantitation, multiplex PCR … more

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Polymer Microspheres By Annular Co-Flow Extrusion
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Well characterized test materials are essential for validating the performance of trace explosive detection systems. Particle size, chemical … more

Rapid Isotopic Screening
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

We have exploited the built-in functionality of a secondary ion mass spectrometer to provide the capability to screen the enrichment levels of a … more

Inkjet Gravimetry
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Gravimetric and optical methods were developed to assure quantitative deposition of compounds from nano-dispense devices onto the surfaces of … more

Standards for Immuno-Histochemical Imaging: A Biomarker Protein Expression Chip
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is used to visualize antigens in tissue sections by specific antigen-antibody interactions, an advantage over … more

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