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Nanotechnology Characterization Lab

Eliminating suffering and death from cancer requires an unprecedented collaborative effort that leverages resources from government, industry, and academia. Working in concert with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory to perform preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles.

The NCL serves as a national resource and knowledge base for all cancer researchers to facilitate the regulatory review of nanotechnologies intended for cancer therapies and diagnostics. By providing the critical infrastructure and characterization services to nanomaterial providers, the NCL accelerates the transition of basic nanoscale particles and devices into clinical applications, thereby reducing suffering and death from cancer.

There are multiple ways the NCL can help nanotech researchers and developers advance their technology, including characterization, reformulation, optimization, lead selection, method development, and more.

Learn about how to collaborate with the NCL.

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The Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL) provides nanotechnology formulation and characterization services for universities, the pharmaceutical industry and other...

The Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL) provides nanotechnology formulation and characterization services for universities, the pharmaceutical industry and other...

The NCL has just launched two new Technical Services to measure drug release from nanomedicines—ideal for assessing bioequivalence of complex drugs.

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This year’s TechConnect Conference & Expo takes place in Anaheim, CA. NCL Scientist and Alliance Manager, Dr.

The 19th International Symposium on Field- and Flow-Based Separations (FFF2018) will be held in Columbia, South Carolina.

NCL Sr. Scientist Dr. Jennifer Grossman will once again be representing the NCL at the BIO International Convention.