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Cell Measurements
Last Updated Date: 07/02/2015

This is the summary for cell measurements.

Fluorescence Microscopy Benchmarking Overview
Last Updated Date: 06/26/2015

Originally used to prove the existence of biological cells, the microscope has long been recognized for its important role in biological research. … more

Nanobiotechnology
Last Updated Date: 06/17/2015

We are developing methods and technology to detect, characterize, and identify biological molecules. Our focus is primarily on addressing next … more

Biomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2015

The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental … 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 for Advanced Bioelectronics
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2015

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

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2015

There is increasing interest in the analytical and environmental communities in using mercury isotopic fingerprinting to identify source patterns … more

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2015

Regulatory and health agencies within the US, Canada, and countries within Europe are continuously identifying compounds of suspected carcinogenic … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

Recent innovative advances in the design and manufacture of isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) have revolutionized the study of natural and … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

The accurate mass determination of DNA and other nucleic acids is of critical importance in many clinical diagnoses and in forensic and molecular … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

Certification of a Standard Reference Material for BK viral load
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

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
Last Updated Date: 05/04/2015

**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
Last Updated Date: 05/04/2015

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

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