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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.
Programs and Projects
Microbiome Community Measurements
Microbial communities (microbiomes) abound everywhere, forming resilient ecological networks adapted to their environments. Research has connected … more
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
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
Predictive Engineering of Biology
Rapid advances in the ability to genetically modify biological organisms have advanced a new engineering discipline, commonly referred to as … 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
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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