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Cell Measurements
Last Updated Date: 08/28/2015

This is the summary for cell measurements.

DNA Biometrics
Last Updated Date: 08/26/2015

There is ongoing interest in utilizing DNA typing methods for biometric purposes. Forensic DNA typing using STR markers has been performed in the … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Terminology
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2015

Given the vast amount of existing international definitions that cover most, if not all, of the terms used in Biotechnology, the main work of … more

Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are integrated devices with critical applications in sensing, timing, signal processing, and biomedical … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … more

Evaluating Measurement Quality of Microfluidic Cell-based Assays
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

Microfluidic technologies show promise as miniaturized, portable platforms for cell assays, but must be tested to establish confidence of … 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

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

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

DNA Mixture Interpretation
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2012

Based on data collected over the last year from various forensic labs, (see http://www.cstl.nist.gov/biotech/strbase/mixture.htm ) the majority of … 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

Decontamination of Biological Threats in Water Supplies
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The availability of safe pure drinking water in the United States is taken for granted. The presence of dangerous microorganisms, viruses and … more

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