National Physical Laboratory

Biotechnology Biotechnology

The interdisciplinary NPL Biotechnology group supports industry through cutting-edge biomolecular measurements in the emerging fields of biological metrology and synthetic biology.



Criticality of Biomolecular Measurement

Biomolecular structure and function underpin all biological and pathological processes, ranging from host defence mechanisms to neurodegeneration.

The complexity of information associated with biomolecules and their interactions, across all time and length scales, imposes growing requirements for more precise and reliable measurements.

What we do

  • Study and measure biomolecules in solution, in cells and in tissues.
  • Extract new understanding and test hypotheses through measurement.
  • Probe the benefits of different measurement techniques.
  • Make measurement tools and methods more robust, comparable, sensitive, specific and accurate.

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Measurement needs

Please tell us about any measurement needs you may have. Some examples of these might be:

  • Issues relating to product inspection
  • Issues relating to process control
  • Training requirements
  • Obtaining specialist calibration or testing support
  • Problem solving on measurement issues
  • Demonstrating or assessing measurement system or product performance

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