NIST logo
Bookmark and Share

Biosystems and Biomaterials Division


The Biosystems and Biomaterials Division addresses the nation's needs for measurement science, standards, data, methods and technology in the quantification of complex biological systems, materials and processes, from the nano- to the macro-scale. In partnership with U.S. industry, other government agencies and other scientific institutions, the Division develops and disseminates infrastructure supporting quantitative biology and biomaterial measurements with the intent of fostering innovation and confidence for stakeholders in biomedicine and healthcare, manufacturing, food safety, environmental health, and national security. Our Division enables the U.S. to maximize the return on our national investment in the bioscience enterprise through interdisciplinary research drawing from expertise in the physical, information, and biological sciences.

Cooksey Photomicrographs

Credit: G. Cooksey, NIST

NIST Researcher Receives Kudos for Images of Labs on a Chip; 
Also featured in Discover Magazine


Biosystems and Biomaterials Division