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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
Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems

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

Metrology for Advanced Bioelectronics

This new project's mission is to exploit the unique characteristics of novel electronic devices and new materials to advance healthcare diagnosis, … more

Certification of a Standard Reference Material for BK viral load

BK virus (BKV), originally described in 1971 [1],  is a 5kb polyomavirus which shares roughly 75% of its DNA sequence with JC virus (JCV).  Nearly … more

Cytomegalovirus Standard Reference Material

**Update** As of the Summer of 2013, we discontinued distribution of SRM 2366 Cytomegalovirus (CMV) for DNA Measurements. In April of 2014, … more

Recertification of Neutral Density SRMs for Regular Spectral Transmittance

The certification for all SRM neutral density filters expires after two years. We maintain a program to recertify such filters produced by us . … more

Biomagnetic Imaging Standards and Microsystems

The Magnetics Group's program in biomagnetic imaging standards and microsystems develops calibration standards and new types of magnetic contrast … 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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