Biophotonic Tools in Cell and Tissue Diagnostics

Author: Michael Brownstein1, Robert A Hoffman2, Richard Levenson3, Thomas E Milner4, M L Dowell5, P A Williams5, G S White5, A K Gaigalas5, J C Hwang5
1 The J. Craig Venter Institute.
2 BD Biosciences.
3 Cambridge Research and Instrumentation.
4 The University of Texas at Austin.
5 National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305-3328.
Conference/Journal: J Res Natl Inst Stand Technol
Date published: 2007 Jun 1
Other: Volume ID: 112 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 139-52 , Special Notes: doi: 10.6028/jres.112.011. , Word Count: 164

In order to maintain the rapid advance of biophotonics in the U.S. and enhance our competitiveness worldwide, key measurement tools must be in place. As part of a wide-reaching effort to improve the U.S. technology base, the National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsored a workshop titled "Biophotonic tools for cell and tissue diagnostics." The workshop focused on diagnostic techniques involving the interaction between biological systems and photons. Through invited presentations by industry representatives and panel discussion, near- and far-term measurement needs were evaluated. As a result of this workshop, this document has been prepared on the measurement tools needed for biophotonic cell and tissue diagnostics. This will become a part of the larger measurement road-mapping effort to be presented to the Nation as an assessment of the U.S. Measurement System. The information will be used to highlight measurement needs to the community and to facilitate solutions.

Keywords: biophotonics; flow cytome-try; imaging; microarray; optical coherence tomography.

PMID: 27110461 PMCID: PMC4656002 DOI: 10.6028/jres.112.011