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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
Fluorescence Microscope Benchmarking

We have made available a method to characterize a fluorescence microscope's performance by benchmarking the detection threshold, saturation and … more

Nanotube Metrology

The Nanotube Metrology project is dedicated to improving the measurement methods for, and fundamental understanding of, single-wall carbon … more

Web Force-Field (WebFF) - A Smart Force Field Repository for Soft Materials

As part of our mission to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), we are developing data repositories and tools that support Integrated … more

Computational Tool for Calculating Properties of Complex-Shaped Particles and Polymers

Many computational programs exist that are being used by industry for predicting properties of polymer composites, but their general predictive … more

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions

Our primary interest is protein solution rheology and stability, involving bulk and interfacial properties and complemented by model solution … more

HDX-MS for Biopharmaceutical Analysis

This project applies hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) for determining the dynamical structure of therapeutic antibodies, … 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

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

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



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